The Spence School project involved the conversion of attic space into music practice rooms and performing arts space. The music practice rooms presented critical problems that needed to be solved by Cerami’s team of acoustical engineers. Specifically, it was important that there was sound privacy between the practice room, the performing arts space, and the classrooms below the studio.
We recommended door and wall constructions in order to minimize intrusive noise between the two spaces. In order to enhance music and voice projection, we recommended ceiling and wall finishes to better provide an acoustically sound musical performance environment. Additionally, we reviewed the HVAC units to ensure a quiet atmosphere. We also specified window treatments in order to prevent sound transmission to outside dwellings.