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Cerami was hired to design the audiovisual systems for the 40-person boardroom, video conferencing room, and several other conference rooms in their new Center for Advanced Medicine.

Cerami’s audiovisual consultants equipped the boardroom with full audiovisual capability, including a high definition projection system, video conferencing, audio conferencing and automatic microphone mixers. Since there is the potential for background noise issues with multiple table microphones, a system was specified that detects who is speaking, and activates the appropriate microphone accordingly. Additionally, the CEO’s microphone is set so that his microphone turns on any time he speaks, regardless of which other microphones are currently in use.

An additional challenge was the requirement that the boardroom projector be completely concealed so that it was not only out of sight, but also so that it emitted no noise. To solve these issues and minimize issues relating to the heat generated by the unit, Cerami consultants recommended the projector be enclosed within a three-foot-deep back wall outfitted with an HVAC duct inlet and outlets. Additionally, the projector resides on a drawer system for easy access and maintenance.


Client: Rafael Viñoly Architects PC, Perkins Eastman
Project Type: New Construction
Size: 500,000 sf
Location: Philadelphia, PA