Designing With Your Ears

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Live webinar airing on June 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM EDT
Sponsored by Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions
Presented by Julian Treasure, The Sound Agency

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the positive and negative effects of sonic environments on people and wellness
  2. Understand and appreciate the issue of noise in society and a range of common built environments that can affect health & safety, and welfare of occupants
  3. Define basic acoustical terms and concepts and be able to apply this knowledge to make informed design and product specification choices
  4. Appreciate new possibilities for acoustic treatments that combine acoustic effectiveness with aesthetic appeal and elevate the human experience


AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
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An introduction to the power of sound in built environments and the new possibilities for acoustic design.

Design Ears

Julian Treasure

Julian Treasure is CEO and chairman of The Sound Agency and a presenter for Armstrong Ceiling Solutions. His five TED Talks have been watched more than 100 million times. One of his talks is in the top 10 TED Talks of all time and listed as one of the best TED Talks by Oprah Magazine. Julian is regularly featured in the world’s media and has guested on dozens of top podcasts.


Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions Armstrong World Industries is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial ceiling and wall systems. In offices, health-care facilities, educational facilities, retail, and hospitality spaces, Armstrong World Industries offers products that provide acoustical and aesthetic solutions to enhance comfort, provide time and labor savings, improve building efficiency, and create beautiful spaces.

For more than 150 years, we have built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we’re here to serve—our customers, our shareholders, our communities, and our employees.

We are committed to developing new and sustainable ceiling solutions, with design and performance possibilities that empower our customers to create beautiful, high-performance residential and commercial buildings. We continue to grow and prosper for the benefit of all of our stakeholders.