Valparaiso University – Student Union Acoustical Consulting
Harre Union 1
This 202,000 sq.ft., $74 million, student center was the 2009 recipient of the Collegiate Citation from American School and University Magazine in their Education Interiors Showcase.
Acoustical consulting services were provided to support design of the large divisible ballroom, to be used for dances, lectures, concerts, and possibly cinema. Consulting services were also provided for the meeting and banquet rooms, small conference rooms, and large main lobby.
Services included assisting the design team with sound isolation issues and incorporation of appropriate acoustical finishes. An issues of particular concern was sound isolation to allow concurrent events to take place within the divided ballroom, such as a concert and a lecture.
In addition to providing assistance with sound isolating constructions and acoustical room finishes, noise control consulting services were provided for the dish wash area.
1 Work by Mr. Sevener (owner Soundscape Engineering LLC) while Senior Consultant at Acoustics By Design, Inc