Acoustics


NJ County Prep High School Recording Equipment

School Facilities

NJ High School Adds New Recording Studio to Learning Spaces

A career and technical high school in New Jersey has added new professional recording gear to one of its teaching spaces. County Prep High School, part of Hudson County Schools of Technology, added hardware from Solid State Logic (SSL), a UK-based company that manufactures analog and digital audio consoles for music and audio production. Students in the music and audio technology program learn how to write their own songs and produce their own music.

Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 (TCC2) system

Campus Facilities

USF Tackles Classroom HyFlex Learning Work

An effort at the University of South Florida has resulted in nearly a hundred classrooms being readied for simultaneous remote and in-person learning. The updates included installation of touchless sound systems and dual cameras.

Nureva HDL300 audio conferencing system

Campus Facilities

Athens State University Adds Nureva Audio Systems to Classrooms

Athens State University, located in Athens, Ga., recently installed Nureva HDL300 audio conferencing systems in almost 30 classrooms on campus.

Office spaces at Scott Hall.

Acoustics

Retrofitting University Buildings for Sound Masking

When a physical space offers a little passive noise control, such as high cubicle walls, private offices or softer, sound-absorbing materials, the effects on the well-being of each person — as well as their productivity — can be profoundly impacted.

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2020 issue of Spaces4Learning.

Walker Grant Center. OddBox Studios; courtesy of Rockfon

Acoustics

How the Right Acoustic Ceiling Can Improve a School's Performance

If there is not enough sound absorption in spaces for learning, they are overly loud, reverberant and stressful; not an environment conducive for effective education. Up to one of every four words cannot be understood by students in many classrooms, according to guidelines by the Acoustical Society of America.

Elementary students in a classroom working at their desks.

Classroom Components

Comfort Is Critical for Student Success. Here Are 3 Simple Factors to Consider.

Why address comfort in the design of a learning space? When students are physically comfortable, they’re more at ease: They can relax, block out negative thoughts and focus more effectively on instruction.

Carrie Busey Elementary School library carpet tile. Credit: Scott Berman

Components & Materials

It’s All in the Details: Walls, Ceilings and Floors

Walls, ceilings and floors, along with all interior and other building elements, must meet budgetary, acoustic, resilience, sustainability and maintenance requirements, with builders weighing such factors and others. Here are some ways that schools are making their interiors stand out.

colorful floor

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Colorful floors. Quiet hallways.

How Interface LVT brought peace of mind to the Reading Friends school building

This article originally appeared in the School Planning & Management September 2019 issue of Spaces4Learning.

noisy classroom

Facilities (Walls, Ceilings & Floors)

The Noisy Classroom

This article originally appeared in the School Planning & Management September 2019 issue of Spaces4Learning.

Carnegie Mellon University

Facility Focus (Libraries / Learning Commons)

Carnegie Mellon University: Sorrell's Engineering & Science Library Renovation

This article originally appeared in the College Planning & Management July/August 2019 issue of Spaces4Learning.



Boston Univeristy School of Medicine

Facility Focus (Libraries / Learning Commons)

Boston University School of Medicine: Alumni Medical Library

This article originally appeared in the College Planning & Management July/August 2019 issue of Spaces4Learning.

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Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Undulating Ceiling Helps Quiet Noisy Cafeteria

This article originally appeared in the School Planning & Management April/May 2019 issue of Spaces4Learning.

Armstrong Tectum Direct-Attach acoustical panels

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Direct-Attach Ceiling Panels Improve Acoustics

This article originally appeared in the College Planning & Management January/February 2019 issue of Spaces4Learning.

Resimericial Design

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Resimercial Design

Creating learning environments that positively impact students.

This article originally appeared in the School Planning & Management June 2018 issue of Spaces4Learning.

Free Booklets Available On Classroom Acoustics

This article originally appeared in the School Planning & Management June 2018 issue of Spaces4Learning.

5 Steps to a More Sustainable School

Boys and Girls Club of Lancaster

Impact on Learning

Boys and Girls Club of Lancaster

This article originally appeared in the School Planning & Management March 2018 issue of Spaces4Learning.

Miami University

Impact on Learning

Miami University

This article originally appeared in the College Planning & Management March 2018 issue of Spaces4Learning.

Acoustical Considerations

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Acoustical Considerations for 21st-Century K-12 Learning Environments

Today's educational trends require sound acoustical design.

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Hot Tips (Accoustics)

Flooring's Role in Acoustics

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Hot Tips (Acoustics)

Flooring's Affect on Noise Levels

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Ceiling Provides Aesthetics and Acoustics

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Ceiling Provides Aesthetics and Acoustics

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There Can Be No Doubt

Facilities and the conditions of the learning environment have an effect on students and staff.

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Hear Clearly

I Can Hear Clearly Now

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audio enhancement systems

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Did You Hear Me?

Using audio enhancement systems in the classroom.

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Hot Tips: Acoustics

Controlling Noise In Classrooms

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Hot Tips: Acoustics

Controlling Noise in Classrooms

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classroom acoustics and audiovisual design

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Active Learning and Case Study Classrooms

Evolving classroom styles drive acoustics and audiovisual design.

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School

Impact on Learning

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School

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