Higher Education

Higher Education

Blending the physical and digital to support hybrid active learning

Cerami is acutely familiar with the variety of requirements that distinguishes schools of different types and sizes, and our designs have helped institutions both old and new, at all educational levels.

Acoustic Considerations in Higher Education
Although precise needs vary depending on the institution, acoustic specifications for educational facilities are typically made with three general objectives in mind: Increasing intelligibility within classrooms and lecture halls; containing noise in specialized areas such as dining halls and research facilities; and preventing both internal and external noise transmission.

Keeping up with the Pace of Technology
The use of technology in classrooms and lecture halls has become an increasingly important tool for enhancing education. Today, and in the future, technology is essential to convey the day’s curriculum. This means interactivity from a students’ tablet PC or mobile phone, archiving and streaming of material so students can access lessons online, distance learning for remote lecturers, and even multimedia presentations. The pace of technological advancement dictates that we strive for maximum flexibility, capacity and standards compliance in all infrastructure design. Our designs are characterized by audiovisual and IT solutions which meet the facility’s current requirements and, at the same time, anticipate tomorrow’s technology.

Design Cerami is well versed in the criteria for LEED facilities and sustainable design. We work with the design team to make sure that the acoustical concerns such as adequate speech privacy and low noise levels are addressed while simultaneously being able to meet the high-performance demands of sustainability. Our technology team also uses energy efficient practices including energy star qualified products, integration of lighting and shade control, room occupancy sensors, and greenguard certified products.

higher education projects completed in 20 states.
top tech companies — many that will be recruiting your graduates.
top leading national research universities.

Acoustic Design for Learning Spaces
Architectural Acoustic Noise and Vibration Control
Technology Design for Learning Spaces
Computer Modeling
Strategic Technology Planning
Audiovisual Multimedia and Broadcast Systems Design
Security Assessment, Electronic Security System Design
Voice / Data / Video Telecommunications Networking


Adelphi University
American University
Barnard College
Brown University
Clarkson University
Columbia University
Cornell University
CUNY Baruch College
CUNY Brooklyn College
CUNY Hunter College
CUNY Lehman College
Drexel University
Duke University
Fordham University
George Mason University
Georgetown University
Harvard University
Hofstra University
Johns Hopkins University
New School
New York University
Penn State University
Princeton University

Richmond University
Rowan University
Seton Hall
St John’s University
SUNY Albany
SUNY Binghamton
SUNY Buffalo
SUNY Downstate
SUNY Farmingdale
SUNY Old Westbury
SUNY Stony Brook
Temple University
The New School
Thomas Jefferson University
University of Delaware
University of Delaware
University of Maryland Baltimore
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Wharton School
University of Rhode Island
University of Rochester
University of Virginia
William Patterson University
Yale University