American Society for Radiation Oncology

Arlington, VA
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Non-Profit & Associations
Audiovisual Applications, Security and Surveillance

In late 2015, MCW started work on a large AV and security build-out for the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in Arlington, Virginia. The scope of the project included design and installation for a divisible room, five conference rooms, the lunch room, eight meeting rooms, two collaborative/huddle areas, a central server room and the reception area.

In the divisible room, pictured above, MCW provided ASTRO with ceiling mounted projectors and projection screens, a 90” LED HDTV and centralized video switching system to facilitate distribution of video to each projector and the display while both combined and separated. Each projector is constructed of a matte white fabric with black backing for optimal viewing and to prevent light bleed and all recess into the ceiling when not in use to present an unobstructed flush aesthetic in the room.

Due to the flexible nature of the room, MCW provided two digital wireless microphone systems; to be used primarily for teleconferencing. The systems consist of eight tabletop microphones that will provide higher quality audio pickup while avoiding typical table and HVAC noises. The wireless microphones link to a ceiling-mounted wireless access point within each room which communicates with a rack-mounted DSP.

In separate mode, each divisible space is controlled by one 7” touch screen controller installed on a wall for local wired control of the AV system. When combined, wall mounted touch panels will have all of the same control functionality for both rooms with either computer being available as a presentation source to either projection screen. Additionally, all control interfaces associated with the divisible room have the capability of sending any video source and audio to the lunch room for overflow.

In addition to the AV installed in the aforementioned rooms, MCW furnished and installed security upgrades for ASTRO. The access control system consists of card readers, door contacts and request to exit motion sensors at four doors on the 8th floor and four stairwell doors. We provided power to the electric strikes and electro-magnetic locks on the doors as well as installed composite access control cabling to support the doors. MCW programmed and commissioned the system, tested for full functionality and trained the end user and maintenance staff before turning it over to the customer.

This project was awarded this year’s Best Interior Design Project by CREW DC. Congratulations, Bognet!