The Cathedral College is part of the ministry of the Washington National Cathedral. Due to financial difficulties, in 2008, the college was closed and the building mothballed. In 2017 a project was undertaken to restore and modernize the building. Phase Shift was chosen to design the building’s new technology systems, including telecommunications, security and audiovisual. Special care had to be taken to coordinate pathways, finishes and locations to maintain the historic character of the building while providing occupants with modern technology resources.
The project includes a large multi-use Refectory that incorporates distance conferencing, lecture capture, and group meetings. Two additional meeting rooms, a Library and a Chapel are all outfitted with presentation systems. Telecommunications and security systems are specified to occupy the minimum possible footprint, while integrating the building with security and telecom headend equipment elsewhere on the campus.