Medical Education / Projects / Science & Research

Cerami recently provided acoustical and audiovisual design services for the Mt. Sinai Center for Science & Medicine, which includes animal quarters, research laboratories, classrooms, lecture halls, seminar rooms, and several conference rooms.

Our acoustical team focused on ensuring vibration control, taking human comfort, animal comfort, and vibration sensitive equipment such as MRI, NMR and electron microscopes into account. We also made recommendations for acoustical separation between spaces to control air-borne noise through walls, slabs, and ceilings, as well as structure-borne noise, in terms of impact (footfall) noise.

In the lecture hall and seminar rooms, our audiovisual team ensured ease-of-use by designing similar audiovisual fit-out and functionality for all rooms, which have independent systems that share images and programming for overflow purposes. Basic user control of the systems is performed via a touch panel located in a lectern at front of each room, however a control room located adjacent to the Lecture Hall has more advanced control equipment to be used by technical personnel when needed.

The conference rooms were also all given similar design, and were equipped with audio and video conferencing capabilities, for distance learning. Also, all classrooms were designed with SMART technology and a simple remote control for maximum user-friendliness.


Client: Skidmore Owings & Merrill
Project Type: New Construction
Size: 410,000 sf
Location: New York, NY