After the events of 9/11, the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. (LMDC) was established to reinvigorate lower Manhattan. As such, the LMDC allocated $3 million for the construction of Millennium High School, a new facility that will serve 500 students. Cerami & Associates was selected to provide audiovisual and information technology.
Our AV work was focused on the large auditorium and the school’s distance learning room. The auditorium required AV capabilities that would enable presentation to nearly 200 people, so we detailed three large ceiling-mounted projection screens and three video/data projectors in addition to a lectern with a wired microphone and two wireless microphone systems. Our designers specified program and speech audio that is handled through wall and ceiling mounted speakers and audio delay at rear of the room.
The Distance Learning Room was configured to accommodate 24 people at tables facing a display wall and features video teleconferencing equipment. We specified an additional plasma display at the front of the room and another smaller display for the instructor. A document camera was also installed as well as a full-function audio program sound system.
Our team also coordinated IT infrastructure specifications, adding Telco Services entry design, main and satellite equipment room racks, MEP coordination and inter-room connectivity, and voice and date backbone pathways. We also specified horizontal category 6 connectivity, outlet and termination hardware.