A New World of Acoustics

Current and emerging options offer architects and designers a broad range of choice
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Sponsored by Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions
Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP




Acoustics has become a rather well understood aspect of building design in terms of defining desirable sound conditions and how to measure and address concerns. Manufacturers of acoustical building products have used this information to understand that one design does not fit all conditions, but rather they offer a full range of visually and acoustically appropriate products to suit a wide range of design needs. Therefore, it is now easier and more needed than ever to take time during the design process to consider acoustical needs in all buildings. The multiple options available readily puts the architect in control of the level of acoustic performance in ceilings and entire spaces. At the same time, the visual appearance of these ceilings and spaces can be used to integrate with and enhance virtually any design.

Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP, practices architecture, consults on green and sustainable design, writes on technical topics, and presents nationwide on all of the above. www.linkedin.com/in/pjaarch


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Originally published in Architectural Record