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Cerami & Associates designed audiovisual systems for several different types of spaces within the new School and Faculty Housing building at Columbia University. These spaces include the lobby, gymnasium/auditorium, conference rooms, K-8 classrooms, the distance learning room, and the library.

The lobby includes both audio and video systems–surround sound speakers for making announcements and a Magic Box for people to display their custom-made announcements on the plasma screen. The conference rooms, library, and distance learning rooms all utilize plasma screens, ceiling projectors, built in surround sound speakers, and customized touch screen control panels and also have full audio and video conferencing capabilities.

All classrooms are designed to include full audio and video projection capabilities with surround sound speakers, and video screens that are easily controlled by a wall mounted touch screen control panel. The classrooms also have SMART boards that display source material from rack mounted video components. One of the classrooms, a MIDI Lab, is designed to include keyboards and computer workstations for sequencing music.


Client: Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners
Project Type: New Construction
Size: 650 seats
Location: New York, NY

  • Classrooms are designed to include full audio and video projection capabilities, complete with touch screen panels and SMART boards
  • Magic Box system allows for dynamic and easily customized announcement display
  • A MIDI Lab classroom has computer workstations for sequencing music