The Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering is named in honor of Rajen Kilachand, a Boston University alumnus and trustee. Kilachand stunned the Boston community with a $115 million gift for Life Sciences research. As a result, the scientists working here will collaborate in interdisciplinary basic science research that could rewrite the story lines for important challenges, such as solving the riddles of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. This could accelerate our understanding of memory and speech and deliver on the promise of synthetic biology.

McCann Systems was tasked with engineering and integrating numerous conference rooms throughout this nine-story facility. The first floor of the Center for Systems Neuroscience includes four conference rooms; two large commons rooms flanked by two smaller ones, which feature 65” Panasonic displays; and audio conferencing with table connectivity for any display device a user may have.

Directly off the Lobby is the Colloquium, used for large presentations. It features a high-end Panasonic ceiling-mounted projector. With divisible walls and motorized curtains, this room can be transformed to fit the needs of any event. The presenter can control everything from the lectern-mounted Crestron touch panel.

In the MRI Lab, McCann installed two 65” displays to cast real-time MRI results for review and teaching. Each of the even-numbered floors (2, 4, 6, 8) feature a large conference room with 15 seats and includes a 75” Panasonic display, Cisco audio conferencing, and table connectivity for users. A Crestron button panel is located adjacent to the display controls for other room audiovisual functionality.

The odd-numbered floors beyond the first (3, 5, 7, 9) feature smaller, more personal meeting rooms for groups of six to eight people. These rooms feature a 65” Panasonic display, Cisco audio conferencing, table connectivity, and wall mounted control panels.

In addition to the meeting and conference spaces, McCann Systems integrated the interactive communal spaces on every floor. These common areas provide students, faculty, and visitors a shared area to gather and converse. They feature 75” Panasonic displays with wall inputs via a wall mounted control panel.

McCann Systems is proud to be an integral part of a state-of-the-art facility that was the result of the largest gift in Boston University’s impressive history. Just last month, the Kilachand Center was awarded the 2018 TurnKey Facility of the Year Award. The award recognizes outstanding achievements in the design/build of a new or renovated laboratory facility. The TurnKey Awards are presented by ALN Magazine, published by Advantage Business Marketing.