ACOUSTICAL DESIGN FOR 21ST CENTURY LEARNING

Authors

  • Paul Marks BKL Consultants Ltd., #308 - 1200 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver, BC, Canada, V7J 2A2

Abstract

Acoustical Design for 21st Century Learning

Paul E Marks and Katrina Scherebnyj 1

1BKL Consultants Ltd., #308 - 1200 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver, BC, Canada, V7J 2A2.

 

ABSTRACT

 

The design of new schools and buildings used for education requires acoustical conditions that not only achieve the objective design standards of the School District but also reflect the needs of contemporary teaching methods.  Increasingly spaces within schools have to be adaptable to both group and interactive learning as well as providing conditions that are sufficiently adequate for more traditional teaching techniques.

 

The demands for acoustical conditions that allow for a high degree of learning and understanding in open-plan classrooms, commons or multi-purpose spaces, but which also prevent undue noise intrusion, results in challenges to the modern day acoustical engineer during both the architectural design and construction stages.

 

The paper will examine the key acoustical drivers for modern educational needs and the constraints faced by designers and acousticians.  It will also consider the main design requirements for excellent acoustical conditions in learning spaces and will discuss and evaluate practical examples of design treatments and measures that have been used in schools to provide such conditions.

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Published

2016-08-24

How to Cite

1.
Marks P. ACOUSTICAL DESIGN FOR 21ST CENTURY LEARNING. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2016 Aug. 24 [cited 2021 Dec. 5];44(3). Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2904

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada