Application of modern room acoustical techniques to the design of two auditoria

J.P.M. O'Keefe


Recent advances in the study of room acoustics are formidable. The modern understanding of the behaviour of sound in rooms now allows for much more freedom and confidence in design. The design of two new rooms will be presented. The first is a 3500 seat Assembly Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses to be used primarily for speech. It features a terraced floor plan to provide early reflected sound throughout the audience. The second room is a 300 seat recital hall at Conrad Grebel College in Waterloo, Ontario. In this room, special attention has been given to platform acoustics using the recent findings of Grade (1989) and Naylor (1988). Both designs demonstrate the practical application of modern acoustical research


architectural acoustics; design; auditoria; room acoustics; terraced floor; Conrad Grebel College; platform acoustics

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