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Acoustics & Vibration

The auditory expression of character

Sound and vibration are invisible waves that crash around us every day. While invisible, they dramatically influence our perception and experience. Balancing art with science, we help clients amplify sound from a stage to an audience, provide audio clarity to learning spaces, insulate meeting or patient spaces for privacy. Across the spectrum, our soundscapes support the design vision, program, and above all, prioritize human comfort.

Acoustic design creates an auditory signature that marries architecture with function―invoking a sensory experience and emotional response that connects people to place.

Basel Jurdy Principal, Discipline Lead - Acoustics & Vibration

Exploring the world of sound

Sound travels, but you don’t have to. Our team of experts spans North America, Europe, and Australasia—we’ve got you covered. Learn more about our team, expertise, digital solutions, and recent projects. Read More

Buildings acoustics

With humans on average spending nearly 90% of their time indoors, the quality of the interior environment has never mattered more. How does our team of more than 80 acousticians create an auditory signature that marries architecture with function? Read More

Environmental & infrastructure acoustics

One of the key environmental challenges to communities is noise, as it directly affects quality of life and has serious potential for causing harmful physiological health effects. The traditional approach to acoustics is to identify and mitigate noise sources. But we can be more creative. Learn how our team thinks beyond noise elimination to create a positive acoustic environment and derive project value. Read More

Transportation acoustics

Designing for acoustics in transportation involves creating spaces that are optimized for efficient movement and sound quality. Our acoustics design solutions include essential considerations such as noise reduction, sound isolation, and sound absorption. Through careful planning and with great attention to detail, we create sound transportation acoustics solutions that enhance our communities.

Testing and monitoring

Need to monitor your project’s noise and vibration in real time, or does your project require compliance testing? Our physical acoustic testing and noise and vibration monitoring services help you be proactive in managing and mitigating issues so they don’t become a problem. Read More
Through the clarity of sound, we’re enhancing the connection between people and the built environment
Projects Completed

We’re passionate about creating high performance buildings that seamlessly connect people to the world around them.
From hospitals to learning facilities to workplaces, we’re improving the human experience of space through sound design.
Our global team collaborates across our centers of excellence in the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, and India.


Architecture We create spaces that are engaging and uplifting, that contribute to our collective sense of health and well-being, and encourage the sustainable stewardship of our communities.
Interior Design As humans, we spend a significant portion of our daily lives inside. We believe our emotional and physical well-being is dramatically impacted by the places where we live, work, and play.
Buildings Engineering With decades of innovation and experience under our belts we’re engineering a promising future leveraging the best in building systems, technology, energy analysis, and sustainable performance.
Visioning, Brands, Experiences We create tangible, experiential, and memorable places. Transformative experiences that enhance real estate values and bring people back to a place again and again.
Sustainability & Building Performance We blend art and science to help clients realize the full potential of their projects in terms of life cycle cost, energy efficiency, carbon reduction, human health, and wellness.
Digital Practice Technology is reshaping the way we approach design. Our digital practice team helps us push the boundaries of practice, leveraging the power of technology to deliver transformational results for our clients.

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