SM&W is currently providing acoustics and audiovisual expertise for the new Center for Health Professionals building at the Community College of Baltimore (CCBC). The 120,000-square-foot, four story building is named after Carol D. Eustis, the longtime Dean of the School of Health Professionals. The building will provide labs, classrooms and offices for the Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Medical Imaging, Radiation Therapy, Emergency Medical Technology, Physician Assistant, Massage Therapy, and Medical Laboratory Testing programs at CCBC’s Essex campus. Specialty spaces include patient simulation labs, a home environment simulation lab, debriefing spaces, an academic conference center, and simulated exam and hospital rooms.
Our audiovisual scope included both infrastructure and AV systems design at CCBC. This included the design of the infrastructure to support the latest technology for mannequin-based simulation systems and infrastructure for multiple simulation systems.
Acoustics are key in any teaching environment, but especially in spaces that are simulating medical rooms. Careful design was necessary to ensure acoustic privacy was attained to meet medical requirements. Additionally, SM&W paid close attention of the room acoustics with the use of recording technologies and playback in these specialty spaces.
The building is scheduled to open for the Fall 2020 semester