Courses Currently Offered
Fundamentals of Architectural Acoustics
1 LU | HSW
In the world of architecture, acoustics is one of the most overlooked factors during the design process. This often results in visually appealing interiors with poor acoustics and unexpected complaints from patrons. Through this course, we will discuss the importance of acoustics in both a legal and general wellness sense, learn about occupational noise regulation, and discuss the fundamentals of architectural acoustics. We will also showcase a real world example of the applications of architectural acoustics.
Acoustical Design in Education
The key to educational architecture is creating an environment that fosters inspiration, education, and communication. One of the most frequently overlooked architectural aspects of an educational facility is its acoustics. Through this course, we will discuss different areas of architectural acoustics and their effects on educational buildings. We will also discuss various types of educational facilities that require particular attention in terms of its acoustical qualities.
Communicating with Clients about Acoustics
In the world of architecture, communicating with the client is key, and setting expectations for the vision of their space is one of the most important aspects of any project. With architecture being a very tangible field, visual representations of ideas like floor plans, similar existing spaces, and renderings are all useful tools in communicating a design to a client. However, the acoustical aspects of a room are often difficult to communicate to a client. Concepts like reverberation time, sound isolation, or ambient noise can all be difficult for a client to grasp and are often subjective topics where each listener will have a different opinion about what is and is not acceptable. In this course, we will discuss useful ways to communicate acoustical concepts to clients. We will also showcase some tools that can be useful in helping clients understand certain acoustical details and how they will impact their space.