Integrating Acoustics into Architecture

  • Date

    Wednesday, February 27 2019

  • Time


  • Location

    Miele Showroom

This program promotes acoustically mindful design and educates on the effects sound has on occupant health and welfare. Attendees will become familiar with these effects, how to manipulate interior acoustics, and the importance of accounting for acoustics early in the project.

Organized by AIA Northern Virginia for the Capital Area CRAN (Custom Residential Architects Network, an AIA Knowledge Community), a tri-chapter committee founded jointly by AIA|DC, AIA Northern Virginia and AIA Potomac Valley.

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Become aware of the health and psychological effects of interior acoustics;
  • Understand the principles of sound: Reverberation, Reflection, Absorption and NRC Ratings;
  • Be knowledgeable of current requirements, codes, mandates and regulations regarding interior acoustics; and
  • Recognize the importance of accounting for acoustics early in the design phase.