High Reverberation in School Conference Room

A high school auditorium was repurposed into a conference room, but it was immediately discovered that the sound reverberation within the space made it barely useable for that purpose. The room had high plaster ceilings, a hard wood floor, and plaster walls, all of which gave sound the opportunity for multiple echos off of these hard surfaces, rendering speech difficult to understand.

The solution was the addition of a mass of our 2” acoustic panels over an area of the ceiling. The panels were wrapped in a cloth that complemented the existing ceiling color. The panels were custom fabricated to exactly fit the space. Now, entering the room, you would likely detect no change, except that now conversations can be conducted in different parts of the room, at normal volume, without having to strain to hear.

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