Present Thoughts on Room Acoustics

date February 12, 1986
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Wednesday, February 12, 1986 4:00 p.m.

David McCandless, Jr.
The Joiner-Rose Group, Inc.

Looking back over almost 30 years of consulting in Architectural acoustics conjures up some insights to share and some questions to ask. Is acoustics an art or a science? How much does the jargon of acoustics confuse discussions of it? How do you establish the most appropriate acoustical design criteria? Why are the old concert halls still so good? Is open office planning here to stay? Has the quadratic residue diffuser a practical application? Using anecdotes about past projects and clients, and their influence on new work, we discuss these questions in a “retrospective look at where we’re going.”