The Center for Design Innovation started construction of an $8-million building that local officials hope will serve as a physical and symbolic anchor for the southern part of downtown Winston-Salem. The 27,000-sqft building also will serve as a test — and an opportunity — for determining how well creative and design fields work as engines for a knowledge-based economy.
The building, projected to open in fall 2013, will sit on a 4-acre site off Rams Drive and will be the first building in the South District of Piedmont Triad Research Park. The Center for Design Innovation is a partnership between Winston-Salem State University, UNC School of the Arts and Forsyth Technical Community College specializing in motion-capture techniques and rapid prototyping.
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The building will house studios, a shop to build sets, and areas for large-scale photography and motion capture, which is a process used to measure distance in human movements and used to create lifelike motion in animation. The building will also house an area to make prototypes out of materials such as Plexiglass and plaster.
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