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Acoustics

SM&W’s Acoustical consulting services address a variety of acoustical, noise, and vibration issues and can provide designs to optimize the acoustics of spaces. Some include:

Architectural Acoustics

SM&W works closely with the project design team to establish design goals and schemes for acoustical separation (vertical, horizontal and impact isolation) as well as, interior acoustics in terms of shapes and finishes of spaces. Effective and economical solutions for acoustical issues are achieved through common building materials and details.

Mechanical Noise & Vibration Control

SM&W is experienced in preparing practical design assessment based on a thorough noise and vibration analysis. We have contributed to the success of a variety of types of projects, from single pieces of equipment to expansive central building systems. SM&W offers innovative and cost-effective methods of achieving suitable background noise levels.

Structural Dynamics

Dynamic movement within floor slabs is an issue in many buildings, especially laboratory and research facilities due to activities in the building (footfall, material handling, equipment, rhythmic dancing, etc.) in close proximity to sensitive equipment. SM&W works closely with the design team to establish criteria and goals, assisting the Structural Engineer in designing the appropriate structural systems and details.

Performing Arts Acoustics

Acoustics and noise control are paramount within performing arts. SM&W’s acoustic specialists can take a pragmatic approach to a simple and unobtrusive acoustical design or can lead the design team in developing unique designs and discrete acoustical environments.

Community & Industrial Noise Control

SM&W has vast experience conducting environmental noise studies. These studies consist of quantifying the impact on the community from noise sources such as large cooling plants, health care facilities, high-speed mail handling machinery, recycling facilities, metal stamping factories, and mass transit systems. SM&W can conduct surveys of noise and vibration characteristics from various types of machinery, with which we can establish decibel maps or contours around major sources of noise generation. This data can be used for determining compliance with OSHA regulations for employee hearing loss and damage. In most cases, this type of study involves noise control for nearby communities or to comply with noise codes along property lines.

Open Plan Offices

Open plan offices are an efficient way to provide workspace for the maximum amount of employees; however, these environments offer no privacy. SM&W advises users and architects to help offset the factors affecting this such as the type of ceiling, workstation screens, carpet, wall finishes, lighting, air diffusers, and sound masking. Our contributions to the design will help achieve the maximum level of speech privacy and minimum amount of distractions, while keeping the open layout.

Blessed Sacrament Cathedral

Location: Sacramento , California
Architect(s): Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP

Georgia Institute of Technology, Technology Square

Location: Atlanta , Georgia
Architect(s): Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback and Associates

Musical Instrument Museum

Location: Phoenix , Arizona
Architect(s): RSP Architects

St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church

Location: Saratoga , California
Architect(s): Bunton Clifford Architects Inc.

Weill Greenberg Center at Weill Cornell Medical College

Location: New York , New York
Architect(s): Polshek Partnership, Ballinger

BorgWarner Inc. Worldwide Headquarters

Location: Auburn Hills , Michigan
Architect(s): Studio B

H. Roe Bartle Hall Convention Center Expansion

Location: Kansas City , Missouri
Architect(s): HNTB

National Library of Latvia

Location: Riga ,
Architect(s): Gunnar Birkerts Architects, Inc.

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center National Air and Space Museum

Location: Chantilly , Virginia
Architect(s): Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum

Wild Center/Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks

Location: Tupper Lake , New York
Architect(s): Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum

Bukley Air Force Base Chapel

Location: Aurora , Colorado
Architect(s): HB&A

Hong Kong Science Park

Location: Hong Kong , China
Architect(s): Leigh & Orange Architects

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service

Location: Suitland , Maryland
Architect(s): mOrphosis, Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture & Engineering

Sunset Center for the Arts

Location: Carmel-by-the-Sea , California
Architect(s): Architectural Resources Group

Woodside Theater

Location: Woodside , California
Architect(s): DES Architects and Engineers

BurJuman Centre Expansion

Location: Dubai ,
Architect(s): Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farms Research Campus

Location: Ashburn , Virginia
Architect(s): Rafael Viñoly Architects

New York City Office of Emergency Management

Location: New York , New York
Architect(s): Swanke Hayden Connell

Technical Training Center, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company

Location: Houson , Texas
Architect(s): PageSoutherlandPage

Byron G. Rogers U.S. Courthouse

Location: Denver , Colorado
Architect(s): Bennett Wagner & Grody Architects, P.C.

IAC Building

Location: New York , New York
Architect(s): Gehry Partners, STUDIOS Architecture (interiors)

New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner DNA Forensics Biology Laboratory

Location: New York , New York
Architect(s): Perkins Eastman

The Borgata Hotel & North Expansion

Location: Atlantic City , New Jersey
Architect(s): Bower Lewis Thrower Architects

California Nano Systems Institute (CNSI) at the University of California

Location: Los Angeles , California
Architect(s): Rafael Viñoly

International Monetary Fund Headquarters I and II

Location: Washington , DC
Architect(s): Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, DBI Architects

New York Tolerance Center

Location: New York , New York
Architect(s): NBBJ

The Cathedral of Christ the Light

Location: Oakland , California
Architect(s): Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (Design Architect), Kendall/Heaton Associates (Architect of Record)

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

Location: Los Angeles , California
Architect(s): Jose Rafael Moneo, Leo A. Daly

Knight Equity Markets, L.P.

Location: Jersey City , New Jersey
Architect(s): Ted Moudis Associates

New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College Ophthalmology Center

Location: New York , New York
Architect(s): Polshek Partnership, Ballinger

The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center

Location: Santa Rosa , California
Architect(s): C. David Robinson Architects

Chickasaw Nation Carl Albert Indian Health Facility

Location: Ada , Okalahoma
Architect(s): PageSoutherlandPage

Las Vegas Convention Center

Location: Las Vegas , Nevada
Architect(s): HNTB

One Raffles Quay

Location: Singapore ,
Architect(s): Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Architects 61 Pte, associate architect

The Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center

Location: Hyde Park , New York
Architect(s): R.M. Kliment & Frances Halsband Architects

Dan M. Russell, Jr. United States Courthouse

Location: Gulfport , Mississippi
Architect(s): R.M. Kliment & Frances Halsband Architects

Latham & Watkins LLP

Location: New York , New York
Architect(s): Mancini Duffy Architecture

The Isle Casino & Racing at Pompano Park

Location: Pompano Park , Florida
Architect(s): Cope Linder Architects, Interiors by Carey Jones Architects, Ltd.

497 Greenwich Street

Location: New York , New York
Architect(s): Archi-Tectonics, Winka Dubbeldam, David Hotson Architect

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library

Location: San Jose , California
Architect(s): Gunnar Birkerts + DSA Architects, Carrier Johnson, Anderson Brule Architects

Live From the Heart, Museum of Science and Industry

Location: Chicago , Illinois
Architect(s): Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Radio WPRB, Emma B. Bloomberg Hall

Location: Princeton , New Jersey
Architect(s): Michael Dennis & Associates

505 Greenwich Street

Location: New York , New York
Architect(s): Handel Architects LLP

Dubai Healthcare City University Teaching Hospital

Location: Dubai ,
Architect(s): Ellerbe & Becket

Loretta C. Ford Education Wing of Helen Wood Hall, University of Rochester

Location: Rochester , New York
Architect(s): King & King Architects, LLP

Rafael Diaz-Balart Hall, home of the Florida International University College of Law

Location: Miami , Florida
Architect(s): Robert A.M. Stern Architects

The Museum Center at The Mark Twain House & Museum

Location: Hartford , Connecticut
Architect(s): Robert A.M. Stern Architects

ABC7 WLS-TV

Location: Chicago , Illinois
Architect(s): Legat Architects

Eleanor Beecher Flad Pavilion Ford Recital Hall

Location: Youngstown , Ohio
Architect(s): Ricciuti Balog & Partners Architects

Marriott Marquis Sky Lobby Fitness Center

Location: New York , New York
Architect(s): BBG-BBGM
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