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Cerami & Associates completed acoustical and audiovisual design services for William Paterson University’s Science Center, which includes Science Hall West a 67,000-square-foot science building annex and 165,000-square-foot existing building renovation.

Promoting an interactive learning environment, Science Hall West contains 18 state-of-the-art modular research laboratories designed to support undergraduate studies, and 12 teaching labs. The Science Annex is equipped with the latest digital technology. Nine laboratories are outfitted with touch-screen digital control systems to which faculty can connect laptops, document cameras, DVD/VCR/Blu-ray players or other digital equipment. Five classrooms contain single unit digital displays with podiums and touch screen control systems and three additional classrooms are equipped with dual projectors to allow for multiple projected images. Each classroom and laboratory has an electronic screen with ceiling-mounted LCD projectors.

Phase two of the project, a renovation of the 165,000-square-foot existing Science Building, built in 1972, includes new computer labs, teaching labs, a microscopy suite, “smart” classrooms with digital network and audiovisual capabilities, a new greenhouse, and wireless technology.

Client: HOK
Project Type: Renovation and Addition
Cost: $35,000,000
Size: 232,000 sf
Location: Wayne, NJ

  • Designed to provide an interactive learning environment with both structured learning environments and casual gathering spaces, the entire facility uses wireless technology
  • Flexible audiovisual design accommodates traditional style lecture halls as well as reconfigurable rooms for collaboration