Since Cibola opened our doors in 1971, we’ve embraced the accelerating changes in audiovisual and multimedia technology. Cibola’s team continues to work ahead of the curve as hardware and media evolve – not just incorporating the newest technologies, but envisioning the next evolution and building growth into our Clients’ solutions. At the same time, Cibola constantly deepens our understanding of human factors: how people communicate, how they experience media, and how they interact with technology. In short, we’ve never strayed from our passion for helping teams communicate by making technology purposeful, useful, and comfortable.

1971
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Paul Hatfield, Cibola’s founder, visits Pacific Mutual Life hoping to sell two miniature projectors in a briefcase; he leaves with a contract to design and build their new headquarters Learning Center.

1976
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Cibola develops one of the first digital audiovisual control systems, housed in an award-winning lectern, while creating Blue Cross of California’s paperless Briefing Center.

1981
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Lisa Perrine, now CEO, joins Cibola’s design/build team for Eureka Teleproduction Services: the first Music Video Studio on the west coast with digital equipment controls.

1984
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Cibola’s Boardroom for Kaiser Permanente incorporates a keycard-based voting system, giving physicians seating flexibility while recording their votes by name.

1986
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Cibola designs and implements a prototype Videoconference Room for Hilton Hotels’ Beverly Hills headquarters.

1991
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Cibola creates Client Conference Rooms and a Mac-based graphical user interface for Chiat/Day/Mojo’s Venice office, designed by Frank Gehry.

1998
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Cibola works with the Metropolitan Water District Board to develop a voting system, with real-time ability to recalculate voting shares, cutting meeting time in half.

2001
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Cibola designs audiovisual/multimedia standards for 17 Conde’ Nast magazines, then integrates 35 Meeting Rooms in the publisher’s New York headquarters.

2002
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Cibola helps a leading software company develop their Center for Information Work, which incorporates software-controlled interactive exhibits to showcase several R&D programs.

2009
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Cibola collaborates on design and implementation of The Annenberg Foundation’s Space for Photography, a gallery which includes large-scale, cinema-quality digital images.

2010
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Cibola installs a mammoth LCD display measuring 23,040 x 6,480 pixels for the Beckman Coulter Service Command Center in Indianapolis, enabling the company to visualize big data and display large images in detail.

2013
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Cibola leads the AV design and implementation of a 165-seat screening room for United Talent Agency, which the L.A. Times describes as a “Dream Screen” for one of Hollywood’s elite agencies.