Classroom acoustics and architects

Authors

  • Terence Williams Terence Williams Architect Inc., 102-2957 Jutland Road, Victoria, BC V8T 5J9

Keywords:

Amplification, Architectural design, Education, Reverberation, Speech intelligibility, Students, Wheelchairs, Absorptive surfaces, Classrooms, Lateral reflections, Room acoustics

Abstract

The relationship between classroom acoustics and the architectural design is discussed. The classroom acoustic design include the issues of clarity, reverberance, envelopment, intimacy and loudness. Architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical needs must be met to satisfy current building codes to support life safety issues and indoor environmental considerations. In designing the classrooms the ambient noise level, shapes of the rooms, ceilings and walls should be taken into considerations.

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Published

2004-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Williams T. Classroom acoustics and architects. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2004 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Oct. 25];32(3):32-3. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1613

Issue

Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada