those gosh darn mystery noises ….

Above Average via YouTube

The Institute takes the floor

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate was dedicated this week at a ceremony attended by the President, Vice President, the Kennedy family, and former colleagues of the Senator, with coverage on Meet the Press and the New York Times. The Institute is adjacent to the JFK Library on the University of Massachusetts Boston campus and includes classrooms, exhibit space, and a full size replica of the United States Senate chamber. Working with Rafael Viñoly Architects, we helped the building architectural and mechanical designs achieve acoustic environments conducive to speech intelligibility, learning, productivity, and reflection.  The Institute opens to the public on March 31, 2015—see you there!

does this sound familiar?

Doonesbury

Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau via boston.com

 

Pandora design awarded

Our office interior project for Pandora Media with ABAstudio continues to earn recognition from the architecture community, recently winning an Award of Merit from AIA New York State to add to its prior accolades.  We are glad to have been able to contribute to the project and grateful for the recognition!

AIA Award of Merit for Pandora Media

acoustics puzzler….

what is 70 dB on the outside but totally silent inside?

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Hudson views

Architectural Digest recently featured one of our residential projects, a home overlooking the Hudson River in upstate New York.  Designed by architecture & design firm BWArchitects for a private client, the house occupies property farmed by architect Basil Walters’ own grandparents for over 50 years, which he recounts visiting as a young man.  The design is informed both by the landscape and by the architect’s experiences there, and includes a dedicated listening room with carefully controlled acoustics.

Hudson Valley Riverhouse