A4628-1 / Spring 2016

ACOUSTICS

This course covers the fundamentals of acoustics and its application to design in the built environment. The format is interactive; lectures have images, video, listening, sound creation, sound visualization and sound measurement. There are two specific assignments, one practical (Boom Box) and one theoretical/practical (Sound Space). There are two field trips, one to experience interesting acoustic environments in New York City, and one to the Arup SoundLab.

We will investigate the relationship between sound and architectural space, encouraging students to think about how different types of buildings sound as well as understanding the impact that sound, noise, and vibration, have on design in the built environment. We will explore the fundamentals of sound and noise: propagation, isolation, control, and mitigation. How to use sound as a positive contributor in architectural design – including room acoustics design theory, the effect of shape, form, geometry and material selection on acoustics. Students will take all the combined knowledge to create the final assignment.

Location & Time
505 AVERY
TH 7 PM- 9 PM
Session & Points
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
Requirements
TECH ELECTIVE
Call Number
12596
Other Semesters & Sections
Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4628‑1 Fall 2017
Acoustics
Raj Patel Tech Elective
505 Avery
TH 7 PM - 9 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
83697
A4628‑1 Spring 2017
Acoustics
Raj Patel Tech Elective
505 Avery Hall
Th 7 PM - 9 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
71247
A4628‑1 Spring 2015
ACOUSTICS
Raj Patel
115 AVERY HALL
M 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
26096
A4628‑1 Spring 2014
ACOUSTICS
Raj Patel
505 AVERY
TH 6 PM- 8 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
26096