The Problem

Crocker Art Museum proposed a 125,000 square foot expansion project, including a 260-seat multi-purpose room set up as an auditorium for lectures, movies, and live performances. This expansive project would more than triple the original size of the museum.

PCD’s Approach

PCD was tasked to integrate AV from the old building to the newly constructed wing which tripled the museum’s footprint for sound coverage, presenting quite a challenge. PCD provided comprehensive A/V systems throughout the museum.

PCD’s Solution

Crocker’s 260-seat auditorium is a meeting center and multipurpose facility and features six zones of ceiling speakers.

Installation of easy-to-use Midas mixing board and Biamp AudiaFlex matrix mixer, which can be operated by someone with little AV training, expanding the possibilities of its use. Installation of a Stewart Filmscreen 11×28 screen and DPI TITAN 1080P-500 video projector in “cinema mode” to showcase movies.

Meeting and Conference Rooms utilize NEC video projectors and 60×80 DaLite tensioned Advantage Deluxe Electrol screens powered by MidAtlantic racks, Crown CTS-8200 and CTS-1200 amplifiers, and ListenTech assisted listening systems.

AV Hub Room with BlonderTongue OC-8D SERIES CATV system and Sony EVI-D100 PTZ ceiling cameras capable of recording auditorium and streaming to other rooms when overflow capacity is reached.

The Result

Comprehensive Crestron touchpanels control various rooms and various subsystems throughout the entire building, bringing forth a seamlessly integrated audiovisual system. Crocker is proud to bring their historic building up to par with neighboring theaters and institutions. PCD’s extensive and impressive work was featured in the June 2011 issue of Sound & Communications magazine.


Bruce Damonte