Cerami & Associates provided acoustical and audiovisual services for the new Center of Excellence in Wireless & Information Technology (CEWIT) building at SUNY Stony Brook. The facility includes a large multipurpose room, conference rooms, laboratories, offices, and public spaces.
We provided base building acoustical services focusing on environmental noise control to lessen impact on neighboring campus buildings, as well as interior mechanical noise created by the operation of HVAC units, plumbing, electrical and elevator equipment systems. We recommended sound attenuators be utilized and that HVAC units be provided with spring isolators to mitigate vibration. We reviewed mechanical drawings for equipment proposed and structural framing, and made recommendations for floor slab construction, partition construction, and equipment room doors.
Our audiovisual team provided the multipurpose room, which is divisible into three separate rooms, with capabilities for presentation with audio and video media and speech reinforcement both for the individual spaces, or when combined into one large room. Our design included a large ceiling mounted front projection screen that can accommodate side-by-side images generated by two projectors when the room is in the fully open position. We designed multi-channel wireless microphone systems for the portable tables with wired and wireless microphones for the lecterns. The two larger divided spaces have videoconferencing capabilities with four wall mounted TV cameras. Additionally, an assisted listening system was provided for use by the hearing impaired.