Acentech Awarded Five Projects in Higher Education Market

 Firm provides acoustics and audiovisual system design consulting for academic projects

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – May 20, 2014 – Acentech Inc., a nationally recognized multi-disciplinary acoustics, audiovisual system design, and vibration consulting firm, announced today that it is providing a variety of consulting and design services for projects at five colleges and universities. The new projects at Babson College, Northeastern University, University of Connecticut, University of Scranton, and University of Vermont add to the firm’s extensive portfolio of higher education spaces. To date, Acentech has participated in thousands of projects helping clients in this market create modern, acoustically sound, and technically advanced learning spaces.

Babson College – Park Manor South and Park Manor Central Residence Halls

Acentech is providing architectural acoustics for the 46,500 SF renovation of Babson College’s Park Manor South and Park Manor Central Residence Halls. Working with PRA Architects, Acentech’s scope of work includes sound isolation, room acoustics, and mechanical systems noise and vibration control services.

Northeastern University, Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex

Part of a 600,000 SF plan to develop new academic and research space, Northeastern University’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex recently broke ground on 3.5 acres, replacing a surface parking lot. Working with architecture firm Payette, Acentech is providing architectural acoustics and mechanical noise and vibration consulting services for the new 180,000 SF building, which will house laboratories for multiple engineering and science disciplines.

University of Connecticut Health Center – Academic Building

For an academic building at the University of Connecticut’s Health Center, Acentech is providing audiovisual system consulting services for a 16,000 SF addition and renovation to existing spaces, including a large collaborative studio, two lecture halls, 14 small (12-person) multi-disciplinary learning rooms, and two medium (32-person) multi-disciplinary learning rooms. Acentech is collaborating with Centerbrook Architects on the project.

University of Scranton, Center for Rehabilitation Education

Working with Hemmler + Camayd Architects, Acentech is providing architectural acoustics and audiovisual design for the University of Scranton’s new center for rehabilitation education. The 111,500 SF, eight-story rehabilitation center will offer multiple classrooms, lecture halls, lab space, conference rooms, and interactive learning and simulation areas for the university’s undergraduate and graduate programs in the departments of exercise science, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.

University of Vermont – STEM Building

Working in collaboration with Vermont architectural firm Freeman French Freeman, Acentech is providing acoustical consulting services for the University of Vermont’s new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) building. The project entails new construction and renovation to create a modern state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratory facility.

About Acentech

Acentech Inc. is a multi-disciplinary acoustics, audiovisual system design, and vibration consulting firm providing a wide range of services. The company serves a diverse group of clients from its offices in Cambridge, Mass.; Trevose, Penn.; and Los Angeles, Calif. With a professional staff of more than 50 consultants, Acentech is one of the oldest and largest organizations of its type: an unequaled resource to engineers, architects, and designers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.acentech.com or on Twitter at @AcentechInc.




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