LDC Facilities

LDC’s offices are located on the top floor of 3600 Market Street in Philadelphia’s University City Science Center. The suite, with over 11,000 usable square feet, was configured specifically for LDC with 22 single, double and triple offices, two conference rooms, a recording booth, a focus group room and seven laboratories, including those for broadcast transmission and collection, participant recruiting, in-person, scenario-based collection, annotation and publications. The space also includes specially-equipped telecommunications and data closets as well as a mailroom and pantry.

The large conference room was designed to accommodate 40 people comfortably for large and small lecture presentations, as well as working sessions with multiple breakout spaces, and also features teleconferencing capabilities. The display equipment includes a large high-definition projector and three high-definition monitors that can be controlled from the podium and display from the in-room, multi-boot computer, a presenter’s attached laptop, or an audience member’s laptop via wireless screen sharing. Two cameras provide podium and audience views for remote participants. The room’s sound system integrates two wireless microphone channels and eight ceiling-mounted speakers. All tables and chairs can be rolled, folded and stacked to simplify reconfiguring the room, which also includes both wall-mounted and mobile whiteboards, catering credenzas and additional flexible seating.

The small conference room seats 30 and is equipped with a custom presentation system which includes a high resolution overhead projector, a large screen TV and two input stations. 

The Consortium also maintains a specialized server area within the University's machine room connected to the offices with a redundant fiber optic Gigabit link.