Education / Higher Ed / Projects / Science & Research

Cerami & Associates is currently providing audiovisual consulting services for the Science Center at SUNY Fredonia which will house the biology, chemistry/biochemistry, environmental science, and science education programs. Our scope of work involves the lecture hall, cafe, large classrooms, conference rooms, computer labs, numerous teaching labs, reading room, observatory, and digital display signage and kiosk.

The 120-seat lecture hall with tiered seating will feature multiple image HD projection, audio and videoconferencing capabilities for distance learning as well as for bidirectional communications. Support for mobile media and Dais seating and an automated tracking system linked to the video camera will enable the presenter to be mobile as well. The lectern will be a feature rich device to ease the burden of the presenter with annotation capabilities for real time instruction, as well as a touch panel interface for all room functions. Large classrooms will feature a similar fit-out.

Adjacent to the lecture hall, the cafe supports typical use as well as a pre-function or event space and will feature hardware and connection that’s an extension of the lecture hall for seamless integration. Teaching labs allow PC, microscope, and document camera projection.

A rooftop observatory is highlighted by an optical telescope with high definition CCD camera, the signal of which will connect via fiber optics to all locations throughout the building.


Client: Mitchell Giurgola Architects
Project Type: New Construction
Cost: $60,000,000
Size: 92,000 sf
Location: Fredonia, NY

  • Learning spaces incorporate Smart technologies to support all methods of teaching
  • The lecture hall design incorporates all modes of conferencing capabilities along with lecture capture for both streaming and archiving
  • Flatpanel displays and kiosks will be provided throughout for digital wayfinding and provide for room scheduling