Princeton University

McCosh 50

The historic McCosh 50 auditorium, located in McCosh Hall at Princeton University, is the largest teaching space on campus and is used heavily for a wide range of activities from undergraduate classes to lectures from renowned guests. Due to the age of the building, McCosh 50 needed an upgrade to improve the visual, acoustical, and environmental conditions of the space.

The scope of the project included restoring the floor conditions, acoustic renovations/upgrades, new seating, HVAC upgrades, and infrastructure of a state-of-the-art audio-visual system. In order to successfully complete the project and not disrupt the academic year, construction work occurred in two phases during the summer months of 2019 and 2020. The first phase focused on lighting, HVAC, and acoustics with an innovative ceiling design. The second phase focused on flooring, seating, and full AV upgrade including a 20’ Absen video wall and enhanced audio system.

Location: Princeton, NJ  Architect: 1100 Architects

Size: 5,900 square feet  Completion: August 2020