The Foley Square Courthouse, located in the civic area of Manhattan, is an architecturally and historically significant building in New York history. As one of the largest, most distinctive examples of Federal Architecture from during the public buildings programs of the 1930’s, it was important that when this facility was renovated, the majestic look of the courthouse would be maintained.
Cerami & Associates was therefore very proud to be selected as the acoustical consultant for this project. Our goal was to achieve a high level of acoustic separation between all of the various spaces including courtrooms, jury deliberation suites, judges’ chambers, prisoner holding areas, and public access spaces.
Working within stringent budgetary constraints, Cerami detailed wall constructions and recommended acoustical finishes that met government criteria for each of the different areas. We worked closely with Cosentini Associates to design mechanical, HVAC, and electrical systems with low background noise levels in sensitive spaces as well.