SM&W provided acoustics, audiovisual and IT infrastructure design for KPMG’s new Lakehouse located outside of Orlando in Lake Nona, FL. The nine-story, two-building campus features 350,000 SF of training rooms, innovation spaces, a 1,100-seat conference center, office areas, dining venues, hotel space, common areas, a 15,000 SF fitness facility, and separate 12,000 SF pub-like social venue. KPMG professionals from all over the U.S. will utilize the Lakehouse for training and team events.
SM&W’s acousticians provided a comprehensive design that included sound isolation constructions, building system noise and vibration control, and acoustical finishes for the wide variety of space types on campus, including the unique dining/atrium area, training spaces, hotel rooms, and the exterior. Various training spaces required close coordination with the mechanical engineers to provide appropriate background noise levels that would not interfere with educational programs, while the guest rooms in the hotel were designed to provide proper background noise and sound isolation so that the trainees are able to sleep comfortably.
The audiovisual systems utilize AV over IP on a converged network to provide flexibility of sharing resources and signals across the facility. The AV NOC is at the core of this functionally allowing for user friendly control in the classrooms and meeting rooms but provides advance routing by a support technician.
The IT infrastructure of the campus includes Category 6A cabling to support all devices. Because all systems are integrated and managed locally, the site has over 220 VLANs. SM&W coordinated the space planning for all telecommunications spaces and server equipment rooms. Additionally, SM&W provided consulting services for the Distributed Antenna System and area of refuge system design.
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