Commercial Acoustics Resources
Commercial spaces often present big challenges when it comes to acoustics. On the other hand, acoustic treatments can make a commercial space look better and sound better at the same time. For instance, this conference room in a historic building had significant acoustic problems due to the openness of the room. They also needed to maintain aesthetics and adhere to fire codes regarding sprinkler placement. Simplified Acoustics was able to solve their problems and balance all of these considerations. In fact, you may not even spot the acoustic treatments in this picture. We are now the exclusive provider of acoustic design and installation services for this company.
Acoustic treatments are especially valuable in restaurants, where hustle and bustle adds to the atmosphere – but too much noise detracts from the dining experience. The treatment shown was specifically designed to meet two goals: achieve a certain look and improve speech intelligibility in the space. It was a perfect combination of what looks good and what works.
Even spaces with a strong design aesthetic can be improved with acoustic treatments. Take, for example, these custom-sized panels that accent the design element on the ceiling of an octagonal church meeting hall. Simply put, standard stock treatments wouldn’t work for the space. Simplified Acoustics designed these 16-foot-long custom panels that blended architecture and sound control. The result: a better looking, better sounding room.
The most important consideration is to understand the room and the design, and then make the two work in harmony. This space was designed to serve multiple purposes, from a pickup basketball game to a black-tie event.