Santa Monica College: Center for Media and Design

Santa Monica College has over 30,000 students and is #1 transfer college to UCLA and UC system. When it came to refreshing their facilities, they wanted students to learn from the same tools that they will use in the field. SMC decided it would be necessary to build a brand new Center for Media and Design facility that includes an auditorium, a gigantic lab, hundreds of classrooms with smart technology. Key Code Media was selected at the lead integrator for the project.  The SMC project required significant project management and fulfillment logistics managing the integration and deployment of over 500 products from 300 vendors including Ross Video Carbonite, Crestron, Avid Nexis, Avid MediaComposer, touch screens and miles of cable connected across the campus.  Integration project was deployed on time and within the parameters of the bid project.  Santa Monica College’s new Center for Media and Design Campus is a true showcase for the California Community College System.


“Key Code Media has a long tradition and a long history of systems integration style projects so that when it came time for Santa Monica College to look for partners, we were a natural source for them to look,” commented Ed Locke, “I would say the most significant challenge working on the Santa Monica College project is that it was a very long design phase before the integrator was even brought to the table to start deploying technology. The first thing we did when we stepped into this project is participated in what Santa Monica College referred to as a ‘value-engineering meeting.’ We were able to refresh key aspects of the technology package to give Santa Monica College a truly a state of the art infrastructure. There’s not a single piece of equipment here that students will not touch in the real world.”


“Santa Monica College is #1 transfer college to UCLA and UC system. When you leave here, you’ll actually have a head start on your career. I find that Key Code Media is very thorough and excellent at what they do. And it was a great partnership with a lot of synergy to create this brand new awesome facility,” commented Brant Looney, IT Director, Santa Monica College.


Key Code Media provided audio, video, and digital signage system integration for Santa Monica College’s new Center for Media and Design facility.