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. Designing Interactive Spaces Though fixed-seating tiered lecture halls... Read More

The ABC’s of Acoustic Standards in Classrooms

  |  April 3, 2017

Modern lecture room

Rising awareness of acoustic design in schools has spawned a number of building certification programs that are influencing how America’s schools are being planned and constructed. Private industry began looking at and measuring variables like noise from heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems during the early 2000’s, not long after the American National Standards Institute... Read More