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Designing Rooms for Acoustics CEU- Presented by 3Form
March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Meeting ID: 870 1089 2176
Free for all to attend
Contact: Corinna Bailey – email@example.com
CEU Credit 0.1
Subject: Technical Knowledge: Acoustics
Designation: Health Safety Welfare
Credits: 1 LU Hour
Program #: Acoustics CEU
This presentation will educate audiences of the importance of acoustic design; review the history of room acoustics; introduce basic acoustic concepts and surfaces; and talk about the future of acoustic design with the purpose of creating favorable experiences for occupants that can be conducive to learning, improve productivity and foster a sense of well-being.
Acoustic environments affect how we work, play, heal and learn. Room acoustics is a field with a rich history and an exciting future. Sound acts like a complicated wave with a large range of scales and magnitudes. The properties of sound are measured in a variety of ways to simplify this complication into a usable form. All surfaces are acoustic and exhibit a combination of reflection, diffusion, absorption, and transmission. Acoustic design is most successful when the materials, techniques, and integration with non-acoustic performance are all in harmony.
Zackery Belanger’s work is driven by the integration of acoustics into architecture. He holds M.S. degrees in Physics (Oakland University) and Architectural Sciences (Rensselaer). From 2002 – 2010 he consulted and developed acoustic geometries and materials for projects such as Rensselaer’s Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center [EMPAC] in Troy, NY and Royal Festival Hall in London, UK. In 2013 he was named the inaugural Researcher-in-Residence at EMPAC, where he began development of a new framework for the design and assessment of acoustic architecture. He founded the Detroit-based studio Arcgeometer in 2015.