Office acoustics have a direct correlation to worker productivity, with workplace studies citing noise as the most significant distraction. In recent years, office speech privacy issues have also become a greater concern. At Acoustics By Design, we consult with architects, interior designers, and facilities management professionals to create office acoustics and work environments that manage sound and control noise in office environments—supporting performance, productivity, and collaborative workplace objectives.
Our experience includes acoustical consultation and solutions for open, closed, and mixed-use office designs for new construction, remodeling, and retrofit projects. We also consult with office furniture industry leaders, testing and evaluating acoustical performance of new office systems, products, and materials.
Our consultants use an integrated approach to design office acoustical solutions that considers architectural spaces, ceiling, wall, and floor coverings and materials, furniture systems, and sound masking technology. Our office acoustical solutions consider workspace utilization and levels of desired employee and team interaction as well as office speech privacy and confidentiality needs. We also analyze office acoustics to develop solutions to control, isolate, or mitigate noise from mechanical systems, office equipment, paging systems, and other sources.
For offices in the design phase, we employ sophisticated acoustical modeling software to predict and analyze prospective office acoustics. In offices that are already built, we use state-of-the-art acoustical measurement technology and predictive modeling to analyze existing office acoustics and evaluate alternative remedies for acoustical problems.
As independent acoustical consultants, we don’t represent any product manufacturers, suppliers, or other service providers. Accordingly, our clients are assured our recommendations are free from bias and focused only on the best solutions for the issues at hand.
Acoustics By Design's services regarding office acoustics include:
- Architectural acoustics design
- Interior acoustics design
- Speech privacy design
- Noise control and vibration isolation
- Mechanical systems noise control and vibration isolation