Advisory Board Company Conference Center

The Advisory Board Company Conference Center has five conference rooms, each with its own Avitecture AV system for the Board’s specific requirements. This divisible conference room space can easily accommodate any room layout without AV set-up. Ceiling microphones, loudspeakers and three pan-tilt-zoom cameras enable audio and video conferencing. For flexibility, an advanced digital switcher, connected both to the wired and to the wireless computer presentation systems, can route any source to any display. The AV racks are fitted into the millwork. Avitecture created effective fan-cooling and cable management in the small spaces for the AV equipment. Wall-mounted 12-inch touch screens and wireless Apple© iPads control the AV system. Avitecture met both the client’s and the architect’s exacting, challenging goals for easy-to-use, high-performance AV seamlessly integrated with the room’s striking elegance.


Advisory Board Company's Videowall

The member wall consists of glass crystals with member names inscribed. A control panel allows guests to find their company on the wall.

The member wall consists of glass crystals with member names inscribed. A control panel allows guests to find their company on the wall.

As the Advisory Board Company’s centerpiece in their new Conference Center in Washington, DC, this Avitecture videowall, four-feet high and 54-feet long, extends across the entire central section of the Conference Center. The videowall sits flush within a massive slate wall, with minimal clearance between the edge of the displays and the stone. Because the architect’s specifications called for the seams of the slate to align exactly with the videowall’s 3.7mm mullions, Avitecture created exacting, scaled drawings to guide the cutting of the large slate panels. Built of stone, fabric and video displays, the wall appears as an organic entity. A powerful video processor, holding customized content, provides pre-made content and supports overflow functions from the adjoining conference room. The Board’s display system showcases Avitecture’s expertise and ability to coordinate successfully with many diverse trades.

The gathering area also acts as overflow for the seminar room. Content can be sent to the video wall and audio plays from in-ceiling speaker systems.

The gathering area also acts as overflow for the seminar room. Content can be sent to the video wall and audio plays from in-ceiling speaker systems.

The larger of two stand-alone conference rooms is equipped with a 90-inch Sharp display

The larger of two stand-alone conference rooms is equipped with a 90-inch Sharp display

A divisible conference room with movable furniture can be oriented toward a display screen, a projection screen, or parted by a sky fold to create two separate conference areas.

A divisible conference room with movable furniture can be oriented toward a display screen, a projection screen, or parted by a sky fold to create two separate conference areas.

A seminar area with step-seating holds up to 80 guests, while dual projection screens provide content. In-ceiling speakers carry content and speaker audio to the back of the seminar space. A Beyerdynamic wireless Quinta Delegate system using the Revoluto microphone technology provides support for audio conferencing, video-conferencing and in-room voice reinforcement.

A seminar area with step-seating holds up to 80 guests, while dual projection screens provide content. In-ceiling speakers carry content and speaker audio to the back of the seminar space. A Beyerdynamic wireless Quinta Delegate system using the Revoluto microphone technology provides support for audio conferencing, video-conferencing and in-room voice reinforcement.

Two display screens provide the speaker visuals of what appears on-screen.

Two display screens provide the speaker visuals of what appears on-screen.