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.