McCormick & Co. Headquarters

SM&W Contribution

Shen Milsom & Wilke provided acoustics, audiovisual, IT infrastructure and security consulting expertise for the new McCormick & Co. headquarters located in Hunt Valley, MD. Known for their spices as a global leader in flavor, McCormick’s new global headquarters touts a full service cafeteria and kitchen, test kitchens, a company store, and a merchandising laboratory. In addition, the 350,000 SF building also holds both private and open offices, a conference and learning center, a health and wellness center, an executive suite with boardroom, a security office, an employment center, and a technology bar.

Our acousticians identified any potential acoustical issues for the new construction project, provided a base building mechanical review, and designed and oversaw the sound masking system for the headquarters facility. Our security team designed CCTV, access control, and intrusion detection systems for the project. The building’s security design also included security turnstyles in the lobbies, laboratories, and executive areas in order to keep private and public spaces separate.

SM&W’s AV team overcame challenges with the existing building in order to develop the infrastructure design; ultimately creating an independent AV fiber/copper network to provide the highest quality of AV transport, without affecting other corporate network traffic.We provided an AV over IP signal transport system design for AV systems throughout the building, and utilized a centralized AV equipment architecture – allowing for flexible routing of AV signals to/from any room. Wireless presentation capability was provided in all AV spaces, as well as the inclusion of both hard and soft videoconferencing codecs in the AV systems designs.

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