Why Acoustic Panels Aren’t Simply a “Magic” Solution

  |  May 19, 2017

When you first notice something sounds “off” with the acoustics of a space, the natural reaction is to start looking for a quick fix. Although your initial Googling may suggest acoustic panels as a magical fix to your sound problem, the actual solution is a bit more complicated. With so many different causes of poor... Read More

Acoustic Design in K-12 Music Classrooms

  |  May 14, 2017

If there’s one type of classroom where acoustic design should be a top priority, it’s undeniably the music classroom. Bringing an acoustic consultant on board at the beginning of the project allows the architect to receive valuable insight early on in the process. A well-designed space for student musicians begins with determining what the room... Read More

Acoustic Classroom Design: Large Lecture Halls

  |  May 1, 2017

The shape and layout requirements of a lecture hall are dictated by the acoustic and audio visual requirements. Getting acoustic and audio/video designers involved early in the design process is highly recommended. For example, concave curved surfaces are problematic because they improperly focus and unevenly distribute sound. Though fixed-seating tiered lecture halls still dominate, changing... Read More