Upscale apartments recreate FSU’s green boardroom for residents

Upscale apartments recreate FSU’s green boardroom for residents

Developers of an upscale apartment complex under construction in Viera will offer an unusual amenity for its residents — a state-of-the-art green screen boardroom developed to mimic one where Florida State University students learn motion picture arts.

The Luna, a $100 million complex being developed by North American Properties, will have a space where residents can create professional TikTok videos, blogs, host virtual meetings or even make their own movies. 

“Our market research showed that green rooms are very popular with teenagers to middle-agers. It’s what’s in now. There’s a lot of people out there creating videos to post on social media outlets,” said Lindsey Magura, the vice president of development with North American Properties.

Rachelle McClure, the DAG Architect designer hired by NAP, contacted Ron Honn, an associate teaching professor at FSU’s College of Motion Picture Arts in Tallahassee. In January, interior designers from DAG visited the college to see its green screen stage area used by undergraduate students in animation and digital arts programs. The college received a stipend for its assistance.

“The cyclorama screen we will use is the same one used in major news stations and we plan industry-specific lighting,” McClure said. Panoramic images can be projected onto the screen making a viewer imagine they are in the middle of the scene. She said the green screen room is in addition to a business lounge with a few more big screens and rolling tables with flip-top desks. “A lot of people are working remotely from home and we don’t see that changing soon,” she explained.  

Magura said the collaborative design of the board room is just one example of how North American Property leaders use community resources. 

“We seek opportunities to source local specialists in their field and to help those organizations that align with our values and expertise,” she said.

Other amenities planned for The Luna include a sky wine lounge with sunset view, a club pub with access to the pool and grills, a fitness studio, courtyard with lawn games and movie theater, a dog wash, bike repair area and a business lounge. “These apartments are a different product for Viera,” McClure said. The Luna is expected to open off Rodena Drive by fall 2022.