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Touro College’s Law Center stresses hands-on legal education, expanding learning from the classroom into real courtrooms. Cerami was the acoustic, audiovisual, and IT consultant for their new building.

For the large classrooms and seminar rooms our design included a main front screen, ceiling-mounted projector, and ceiling speakers. Located at each of the lecterns is a touch panel control, microphone, computer connection, document cameras, and other presentation media equipment including those for audio/videoconferencing and recording capabilities. Additional ceiling-mounted flat screen panels ensure that presented information is visible to all students regardless of their seat.

As the purpose of moot court is for students to learn through practice, we furnished the Auditorium with two wall-mounted pan/tilt cameras and table-mounted microphones for response, and 50” plasma screen monitors were installed below the balcony. Touch panel control of AV equipment was installed in the lectern and an additional Control Room with recording equipment and joystick control for the moot court’s TV cameras allows for thorough third party control when needed.

The building has LCD signage, touch panel controls throughout, a full television distribution system, and a teleconference room for distance learning.

We also provided AV design in the Library Training Labs, Private Dining/ Multi-Purpose Room, Cafeteria, Fitness Center, Student Lounge, Admissions & Clinic Waiting Room, Career Services/ Library Resource Room, Alumni Boardroom, Equipment Pool, and for the Building-wide Public Address System.

Client: The Spector Group
Project Type: New Construction
Cost: $23,000,000
Size: 169,000 sf
Location: Central Islip, NY
    PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Enabled classrooms to provide instant access to information through the use of document cameras, recording/ playback options, and audio/videoconferencing capabilities
  • Designed AV systems for moot court, allowing students to better learn from hands-on education
  • Made recommendations for acoustical panels and seating arrangement in large classrooms to prevent “dead spots”