Cerami & Associates worked closely with the architecture and engineering project team on the construction of an international arrivals and departures terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The terminal has 11 aircraft gates, attendant baggage handling, and customs and immigration service facilities.
The acoustical challenges of this project included the noise and vibration control of rooftop HVAC equipment and the acoustical performance of the concourse level. At the concourse level, we needed to ensure that all announcements made over the PA system could be clearly heard throughout the terminal. To achieve this, we carefully selected finishes that were absorbent, durable, and easy-to-clean. In addition, we made recommendations for the finishes and architectural shapes for the Frequent Flier Club lounge to ensure that patrons of the lounge experience a peaceful environment–separated from the hectic activity of the airport.