Stony Brook University Student Union

Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY recently renovated its Student Union and requested submissions for the design-build of Audio Visual for 17 spaces in the building. The building is approximately 175,000 sq feet and houses staff offices for 15 different departments that share common conference rooms, a multipurpose ballroom, a lecture room, and classrooms. After a stringent selection process that included initial designs, an interview, and a presentation, Adwar Video was selected to design, specify, procure, and install all of the Audio Visual equipment for the new building.

One of the notable design challenges was the multipurpose ballroom. This room would be used for live performance, lectures, and as an oversized classroom. The electronics had to be simple enough to be operated by a solo teacher or student, as well as robust enough to be fully controllable for live performances by an AV manager.

Adwar’s design team chose a Crestron control system and a Crestron NVX IP video system to allow flexibility of the room configuration and future expansion. A Panasonic 16,000 lumen laser projector with Dalite tensioned screen was selected for visual presentation. The audio consisted of a full Dante based system to allow inputs and outputs as needed per event type and ease of configuration. A rear booth was designed for advanced control when needed. Additional audio components were a Yamaha TF5 console for the rear control booth, BiAmp DSP processors, JBL speakers, Crown amplifiers, and Shure wireless microphones. Mid-Atlantic racks with internal battery backup, West Penn Cat6 cabling, and Spectrum lecterns were also incorporated. All programming work was done by Adwar programmers. Project was completed ahead of schedule and on-budget. Additional rooms were ordered by the customer.

CUNY NYCCT New Academic Building

FJ Sciame, as Construction Manager for the City University Construction Fund, solicited the services of an AV Installation and Integration company for the CUNY NYCCT New Academic Building at 285 Jay Street in NYC. After a lengthy vetting process, Adwar Video was selected as the AV Integrator.

This multi-million dollar contract consisted of 59 AV rooms and 38 Digital Signage rooms with diverse spaces such as Large MPR, Dental Clinic room, Radiologic X-Ray Classroom, SIMS Lab, Seminar Lab, and others.

The Large Multipurpose Room of 105 seats incorporated Crestron control and Crestron DM video switching with Pro3 processor and 10″ touchpanels. The DM 8×8 matrix with multiple floor boxes allowed for the instructor’s lectern to be located in different room configurations. A Crestron AirMedia for BYOD connections was included. Dual Epson 6000 laser projectors were used for room visual displays. Audio consisted of Clockaudio instructor mics, Shure wireless for audience, BiAmp DSPs, Lab Gruppen amplifiers, Extron surface mount speakers, and JBL ceiling speakers. A Listen Technologies Assisted Listening system was installed for ADA compliance. The video components included a Cisco SX80 video conferencing codec with Vaddio PTX cameras, and 18 Audix ceiling mics.

The project was completed as scheduled and within budget. Additional work was requested and provided.