Teaching architectural acoustics to architecture students of the Laval University

  • Jean-Philippe Migneron Groupe de Recherche en Ambiances Physiques, École D'Architecture, Université Laval Vieux-Séminaire, 1 côte de la Fabrique, Québec (QC), G1R 3V6, Canada
  • Jean-François Hardy Groupe de Recherche en Ambiances Physiques, École D'Architecture, Université Laval Vieux-Séminaire, 1 côte de la Fabrique, Québec (QC), G1R 3V6, Canada
  • André Potvin Groupe de Recherche en Ambiances Physiques, École D'Architecture, Université Laval Vieux-Séminaire, 1 côte de la Fabrique, Québec (QC), G1R 3V6, Canada
  • Claude M. H. Demers Groupe de Recherche en Ambiances Physiques, École D'Architecture, Université Laval Vieux-Séminaire, 1 côte de la Fabrique, Québec (QC), G1R 3V6, Canada
Keywords: Architectural acoustics, Education, Architectural education, Elective course, Laboratory work, Teaching methods

Abstract

The practice of architecture can be defined as the design of spaces while keeping in mind occupants' needs, which include several aspects. Among all desired performances, acoustic criteria should be taken into account. These directly affect the comfort of people and the way they can communicate together. Although architectural acoustics is omnipresent in our everyday life, its importance is variable and it remains often neglected by designers. At the school of architecture of Universite´ Laval, the study of acoustics has been part of elective courses for many years. Students can take one or two theory courses with practical laboratory work or complete a project as part of the workshop in physical ambiences. This paper attempts to analyze teaching methods applied in the specific context of architectural education.
Published
2012-06-01
How to Cite
1.
Migneron J-P, Hardy J-F, Potvin A, Demers CMH. Teaching architectural acoustics to architecture students of the Laval University. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2012Jun.1 [cited 2019Sep.19];40(2):15-1. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2509
Section
Technical Articles