Teaching and Visualization Lab

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Building: James B. Hunt Jr. Library

Floor: Fourth Floor

Rooms: 4505

For the Fall 2020 semester, we are not accepting requests to reserve this space for general use.

We will review and consider requests for research and content development on a case-by-case basis. Please email inquiries to library_hightechspaces@ncsu.edu.

The Teaching and Visualization Lab is a black-box room that offers 270-degree immersive projection on three walls with five screens, for a total of 94 linear feet of high-definition display surface. The room can host a variety of events including:

  • High-impact presentations of large-scale visualizations and simulations
  • Technology-rich interactive sessions in a small group setting
  • Command/control room simulation
  • Immersive computing
  • Game research
  • “Big data” decision theater
  • Comparative social computing
  •   Room specs & details

    See the Teaching & Visualization Lab in action (video)

    Display resolution:

    • Windows Visualization Server for 270° wraparound mode (screens 1–5, contiguous): 16,384 x 1200 pixels
    • HDMI laptop mode for corner screens only: Up to 1920 x 1200 pixels


    270° stereoscopic 3D projection is available. 

    Custom software allowed?
    Determined on a case-by-case basis

    User video connections allowed?
    Yes, HDMI and VGA

    Food / beverage / catering allowed?

    Public visibility?

    Special features:

    • 270° immersive projection
    • Surround sound stereo output
    • Stereoscopic 3D projection
    • Theater lighting


    Visualization services

  •   Furniture configurations

    These illustrations demonstrate some possibilities for the space, but we're not limited to these configurations. When you schedule the walk-through appointment, a Libraries staff member will help you plan the best furniture arrangement.

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  •   Design templates

    To help you design your presentation or experience, we provide these templates fitted to our screens:

  •   How do I get there?


    • Go through the library gates past Ask Us.
    • Continue straight until you see the third or blue hallway to your right.
    • Turn right into the hallway for the elevators.
    • Take the elevators to the fourth floor.
    • After leaving the elevator bay turn right
    • Turn right again, and continue past the stairs.
    • The door to the Teaching and Visualization Lab is directly in front of you.


    • Go through the library gates past Ask Us.
    • Take the yellow stairs on your right to the third floor.
    • Turn left and continue straight to the stairs.
    • Take the stairs to the fourth floor.
    • Turn right and the door to the Teaching and Visualization Lab is directly in front of you.
  •   Who do I contact?