The following are typical acoustical and vibration issues associated with auditorium projects:
Typical CAD output images.
The following are a few examples of recent projects.
A 250-seat round auditorium that was equipped for audio/video broadcast was constructed in Foster City near SFO International Airport. Because the auditorium had such an unusual shape, unique solutions were needed to project natural voice to the entire audience while maintaining high speech intelligibility for both the local and remote audience. The auditorium was also isolated from the SFO airport noise as well as the rooftop HVAC system noise and vibration.
This project had an audio studio, media lab, video demonstration and video production rooms adjacent to each other and a student lobby. It required significant sound isolation, extremely low background noise levels, uniform-field interior spaces with controlled reflections and HVAC noise control. Mei Wu Acoustics was responsible for all the acoustical issues.
This 40-person boardroom with teleconferencing capability demands excellent room acoustics for speech intelligibility and sound isolation for speech privacy while maintaining the modern aesthetic of an international capital investment firm. Isolation from adjacent conference rooms and the reception area through all paths including the HVAC system was necessary for acoustical privacy. MWA was responsible for all the acoustic issues.
This 300 seat auditorium is part of a large addition to LMU’s campus. We built a computerized model of the space using the program CATT-Acoustics and we were able to understand the acoustics of the future space. This aided in our design of the acoustic finishes and the sound control of the HVAC system located underneath the seats.
This Stanford research facility contains a large auditorium. We established design criteria for noise and vibration of this building. We provided sound isolation, acoustical treatment, wall, ceiling, and MEP equipment design and recommendations.