Library services are growing and diversifying – expanding to include maker spaces, recording studios, and custom theatres for all sorts of community uses. This means that acoustic performance is even more important than before. As the acoustic consultants responsible for the Ottawa Central Library, Archives of Ontario York Tower, Ryerson Student Learning Centre, and Humber College Cultural Hub, we have the expertise in design for cutting-edge libraries and cultural facilities.
Acoustics can have an impact on design, constructability, cost, and performance over multiple disciplines (i.e. structural, architectural, and mechanical) and the importance of designing it correctly at the outset is paramount. This can include room acoustic design for the theatres, event space and their unique finishes; sound isolation for recording studios; or vibration control for sensitive archives.