Education / Higher Ed / Projects

Cerami was selected as acoustical and audiovisual consultant on Johns Hopkins University’s (JHU) Charles Village, a Baltimore neighborhood that also functions as a section of the campus. This area is home to conference spaces, multi-purpose rooms, retail spaces and two residential towers that include fitness rooms, study rooms, laundry facilities and lounges, in addition to a large multi-purpose room and mechanical equipment rooms.

Working with the Design Collective team, Cerami detailed specifications for appropriate partitions in the conference and seminar rooms. We recommended an acoustical ceiling and a rubber tile floor for impact cushioning and the mitigation of noise transmission in the fitness center, and an absorptive ceiling and acoustical seals in the multi-purpose room to limit noise transmission within and outside of the space.

The two residential towers were serviced by large pieces of mechanical equipment, including cooling towers that were mounted on spring isolators. A screen wall covers the towers to ensure that noise is not transmitted into the building below and into neighboring homes. We also outlined HVAC guidelines for all spaces to achieve the required noise criteria level.

Our AV consultants designed systems that service the divisible meeting room, break-out rooms, private and main dining rooms, multi-purpose room, and fitness center, working closely with our acoustical team to determine the most effective ways to introduce the new AV systems.


Client: Design Collective, Inc.
Project Type: New Construction
Size: 313,000 sf
Location: Baltimore, MD

  • Recommended a variety of acoustical solutions for a mixed-use building that includes residential, retail, multi-purpose, conference, and mechanical rooms
  • Designed easy-to-use AV systems for private and public spaces that accommodates a multitude of presentation capabilities