Higher Education Project Experience
Quietly Making Noise, LLC (QMN) has provided acoustical consulting services for many higher education projects, including new buildings and renovations. Principal Acoustical Consultant Lisa Schott brings a unique range of experience in design, construction, testing, and troubleshooting to create innovative solutions for challenging noise and vibration issues in facilities located at university and college campuses.
Quietly Making Noise is familiar with and regularly designs projects to meet the latest regulatory requirements and guidelines, including the multi-family residential sound transmission requirements contained in the International Building Code, which has been adopted by many states as the applicable building code for new projects such as dormitories and campus apartment buildings.
Following is a list of some higher education projects that have been completed or are currently in progress. We work closely with the client to design multiple noise mitigation options that the architect, builder, and facility operator can agree upon, considering cost, constructability, schedule, aesthetics, and other considerations. We also provide a wide range of on-site acoustical testing services.
In addition to the experience list below, Quietly Making Noise has extensive experience in similar types of projects, including multi-family, hospital, hospitality, and museums. This provides a great deal of experience in similar noise and vibration concerns that occur at higher education campuses.
- University of Central Florida Northview Apartments, Orlando, Florida – Acoustical evaluation of design. Developed recommendations for noise and vibration mitigation measures.
- Campus Edge Apartments, Lafayette, Louisiana – Acoustical testing of STC and IIC rating in multi-family campus housing apartment building.
- Gainesville University Housing, Gainesville, Florida – Acoustical evaluation of design and acoustical testing of STC and IIC ratings in campus housing apartment buildings.
- Southern Polytechnic State University, Atlanta, Georgia – Dining hall. Acoustical design of dining hall to achieve acceptable acoustical environment.
- Alcorn State University, Mississippi – Acoustical design of campus apartment buildings.
- Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois – Acoustical design of campus renewable energy center to minimize impacts on nearby noise-sensitive receptors.
- University of Central Florida College of Medicine – Acoustical reverberation testing of microscopy lab. Recommendation of retrofit materials to make the space suitable for use as a lecture hall.
- U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland – Acoustical design of campus health clinic building, including noise and vibration mitigation measures.
- University of Delaware – Acoustical design modeling verification of cooling tower noise levels to minimize impact on nearby noise-sensitive receptors.
- VA SimLearn National Training Center, Orlando Florida – Acoustical design of a simulation training building for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs national health care training facility, including lecture rooms, training rooms, and hands-on simulation training spaces. In addition to personal training, the facility is used for recording and playback of educational exercises.