Arch 436, Building Acoustics, Spr 2022

Arch 436 – Building Acoustics – Spring 2022 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30-6:50 pm; 3 credit hours

D. Heerwagen (

  • Descriptions of principles and practices for achieving good communication and acoustic privacy (quietness) in buildings
  • Principal class topics will include

–Characterization of urban noise sources and their properties, in-building noise, and noise control strategies for buildings and the environment

–Room acoustics: shapes, sizes, surfaces for building spaces; planning and design strategies; identification of performance issues; performance assessment techniques; integration of technical issues with spatial design

  • Student work involves participation in small-group, interdisciplinary problem-solving exercises