Success in the Classroom Starts with Sound

A thoughtful acoustic design is critical to educators and students
Sponsored by Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions
Sponsored by Armstrong Ceilings and Wall Solutions
1 AIA LU/HSW; 0.1 ICC CEU; 0.1 IACET CEU*; 1 AIBD P-CE; AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines; AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.; MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.; This course can be self-reported to the NSAA; NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; OAA 1 Learning Hour; SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the acoustical needs in learning environments.
  2. Examine specifiable performance metrics and material ratings pertinent in the design of education spaces.
  3. Explore the relevant test standards, design guidelines, and building codes.
  4. Observe case studies of exemplary learning environments that have carefully considered acoustical impact.

This course is part of the Acoustics Academy

This presentation will provide architects with a working knowledge of how current trends in acoustic design for classrooms can support improved learning environments for students as well as increase the overall comfort and well-being of all occupants. Acoustics in classrooms should be a priority for designers, as ambient background noise and intruding sounds can be a major distraction and nuisance for both students and educators. Elements to consider when addressing the acoustic performance of a classroom include controlling reverberation, background noise, and sound isolation. This presentation will offer specific instruction for architects when specifying materials within the classroom environment to ensure current standards are met and acoustic performance is maximized.

Success in the Classroom

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Originally published in Architectural Record
Originally published in December 2022