Design Considerations for
Presentation Rooms and
Electronic Classrooms

Environmental Control: Acoustics, vibration, lighting, air handling, and room color selections (particularly important in videoconferencing environments)

Infrastructure: Electrical requirements and distribution, conduit and cable tray systems, communications cabling, floor boxes, signal connection panels, dimming cabinets, motorized panels and window shading systems, grounding, etc.

Viewing Angles: Screen size, placement, and viewing surface are critical in the optimization of a visual presentation. All meeting attendees must be able to easily view images and text without the image becoming eclipsed by other participants, or the image becoming washed due to ambient lighting. Likewise, proper camera placement for maintaining "eye to eye" contact is essential for an effective videoconference or distance learning room.

Audio Reproduction: With the advent of home-theater systems and high end audio components in almost every home, meeting attendees expect quality audio in all environments, particularly in presentation systems. We strive - through meticulous component selection and speaker placement - to achieve the highest quality of audio reproduction that your budget will allow.

Microphones: When microphones are required for recording, sound reinforcement, or videoconferencing, they no longer need to be cumbersome obstacles for your meeting participants. New technologies allow for unobtrusive (often implanted in the ceiling) placement with excellent results. We treat microphones as integral elements of the overall acoustical properties of the room . . . minimizing their numbers and maximizing their effectiveness.

Our designs are specifically formatted to integrate and augment the services of the architect, interior, MEP, and MIS consultants, as required, for each project. The result is that we deliver projects that are eminently buildable and totally utile.