Shen Milsom & Wilke provided acoustical and audiovisual consulting expertise for the renovations to the Lewis Auditorium and conference rooms at Robertson Hall. Originally designed by famous architect Minoru Yamasaki, Robertson Hall is home to Princeton University’s renowned Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The renovation effort strived to reorganize spaces within the hall while creating more functional and efficient learning environments for teachers and students.
Our AV team worked with KPMB Architects and University worked to outfit the Lewis Auditorium with a large projection system, video production system, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) system, streaming capability, soft and hard codec video conference, full frequency response audio system, overflow capabilities, press feeds, plus ease of use control from the lectern, and full control in the control room. Additionally, the renovation included a total of 13 Type A and smaller conference rooms with functionality as needed. For a seamless modern system, we utilized large flat panel display, video routing, PTZ camera for soft-codec video conferencing, BYOD system, ceiling beamforming microphone speakers, and control panels and video inputs at the conference table.
SM&W worked together with the design team to provide appropriate acoustic separation construction types and details to provide improved acoustic separation conditions between enclosed offices and conference spaces over previous conditions prior to the renovations. Sound absorptive finishes were coordinated to help provide enhanced speech intelligibility for spaces with enhanced AV systems.