Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York
Ostergaard Acoustical Associates carried out two feasibility studies for the Eastman School of Music commissioned by SWBR Architects. The first included evaluating candidate locations and characteristics for an orchestra rehearsal room to reduce the demand on the Eastman Theater stage as rehearsal space. The second evaluated and provided preliminary recommendations for conversion of an adjacent 1920 office building for use by the school’s community education program.
Finger Lakes Workforce Development Center, Monroe Community College, Rochester, New York
Bart Leudike Center, Rider University, Lawrence Township, New Jersey
Student Center, Baruch College, Manhattan, New York
Finneran Pavilion, Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania
The Pavilion is Villanova’s largest spectator facility, with 6,500 seats. In addition to basketball games, it is used for graduation, special Masses, and pop concerts. Despite the installation of a new state-of-the-art sound system, program sound was not clear, due to excessive reverberation. OAA carried out comprehensive acoustical testing and acoustical analysis to determine the quality and placement of candidate materials for controlling reverberation. Following the implementation of recommended remedial sound absorption, it became feasible to have all of the desired programs supported by clear, intelligible sound.