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Acoustic eHandbook

The Importance of Acoustics in the Built Environment 

Historically, acoustics hasn’t been a high priority in buildings. But the fact is, windows, glass walls, marble floors, skylights, hard and reflective surfaces, and interior elements have the power to change the sound in a room.  

Every design choice impacts acoustic quality, and noise levels in a room can impact health, concentration and productivity—just ask anyone who’s worked in an open office before. 

This eHandbook will help you better understand the fundamentals of how acoustics work in buildings, identify ways to improve acoustics and make the connection between acoustics and wellness clearer.  

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Armstrong Ceiling

First Impressions: Signature Ceiling Adds Visual Impact While Reducing Noise

For the recent renovation of a Class A office building in Tempe, Arizona, creating a dramatic lobby space was a key element in updating the lobby and attracting new tenants. Find out how the design team at SmithGroup used a dynamic ceiling system to create a one of a kind look with integrated lighting while also keep noise levels at a minimum.

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Design with Purpose

The Benefield project is a community effort from start to finish.

While Citizen HKS is donating its design services throughout the duration of the project, more help is needed to get the job done.

i+s and BUILDINGS are looking for donated in-kind products, furnishings and materials or reduced rates for needed items.


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