Upper Gwinn is a flexible event space with two primary rooms that can be combined or split depending on the needs of each event: Queen Anne room (QA) and Cascade room (CA). The space includes a foyer and a meeting room called the President's Dining Room (PDR). Each of the rooms in Upper Gwinn contains a configurable AV system that can match the combined or split modes of the physical space. The system was completely overhauled in December 2016 and January 2017 and now features modern audio and video capabilities while retaining the original system's functionality with the exception of AV connectivity to the President's Dining Room (PDR). Click here for more information on the PDR AV System.
Reserving Upper Gwinn
Upper Gwinn needs to be reserved in advance for events and related services through the following departments:
Upper Gwinn contains an integrated self-serve AV system designed primarily for speaking engagements, dinners, and meetings. The included equipment was carefully selected and designed for success in the following event types:
Lectures and speeches.
Q & A Sessions.
The AV equipment cannot fully support events with live music components. Events that require instrument inputs, a mixing board, or a musician's monitor system will need to hire an outside AV vendor to support their live music components. For recommendations on outside vendors, contact the CIS Help Desk at email@example.com.
The CIS Help Desk offers training for SPU students, faculty, and staff in Upper Gwinn. Training must be requested at least 2 weeks prior to the scheduled event. Training inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Podium - 1 for Queen Anne and 1 for Cascade. Each podium includes:
Touch panel for system control.
Laptop input (HDMI + Adapters).
Blu-Ray player (which can also play DVD's).
Drawers for microphone storage.
Wireless microphones shared between both Queen Anne and Cascade rooms:
6 wireless handheld transmitters with microphones.
2 wireless beltpack transmitters with lapel microphones.
Built-In AV Components in Queen Anne and Cascade:
2 Laser HD projectors and 2 electric drop-down projector screens; 1 of each for Queen Anne and 1 of each for Cascade.
28 ceiling speakers dispersed throughout the combined Queen Anne and Cascade rooms.
Inputs dispersed throughout the combined Queen Anne and Cascade rooms:
The AV system can be started in combined or split mode based on the physical configuration of the room. When in combined mode, the system acts as a single system and when in split mode, the AV system functions as two separate systems. Keep in mind the following behavior that will differ between the two modes.
Both projectors display the same image based on the selected input.
The Cascade Room's podium and corresponding inputs are not available for use.
Each projector displays separate video based on the selected input on each podium.
Both sets of podium inputs can be selected independently of the other.
All audio is projected via both Queen Anne and Cascade speakers.
All wireless handheld and belt pack microphones are available for use.
All wired microphone inputs are available for use.
Speakers are split based on which physical room they are in. Audio is send through the corresponding speakers for that room.
Wired microphone inputs physically located in the Queen Anne or Cascade rooms are only available for use in the corresponding room.
Wireless handheld and belt pack microphones are split between the two rooms but can be configured to "move" to the other room depending on each room's needs.
All lights, shades, and blackouts are controlled from the same group buttons.
Lights, shades, and blackout group buttons are split into each individual room. Control is achievable from each room's corresponding podium or iPad.
For more information regarding the Upper Gwinn AV System, see one of the following pages.