Cerami is currently providing acoustical, audiovisual, security and information technology consulting services on the NYU’s 181 Mercer Street project. The new facility will replace the Coles Sports Center and become NYU’s largest classroom building.
The 735,000 square foot project is a new 23-story mixed-used tower that will house 60 classrooms, study spaces, practice and performance spaces, a professional-level proscenium theater, common spaces, student residences, faculty apartments, and landscaped terrace. The new sports center will accommodate both NYU students and athletes, and include an indoor six- lane swimming pool, a running track, three basketball courts, squash courts, a wrestling room, and multiple fitness rooms.
Signature Solution: 181 Mercer Street will be “one building; many purposes”. With so many different activities in one facility, from varsity wrestling and fencing, to quiet studying, to faculty & student housing, Cerami employed multiple sound and vibration isolation techniques, including isolating a majority of the building structure from the adjacent subway as well as individual athletic rooms. When this is finished, students will never hear what’s behind the closed door.
For the classrooms and quiet/focus areas, we incorporated acoustically absorptive finishes such as acoustic ceilings, stretched fabric systems, and fabric wrapped panels to create comfortable spaces for studying and learning.
Davis Brody Bond
BR+A Consulting Engineers
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