The acoustical design of a space dramatically impacts the experience of any performance, presentation or event. Great acoustics help ensure a space can function as it is intended.
In large classrooms, good acoustics make it possible to hear the lecture from any seat. Parishioners can experience the power of the voices in a church choir, without echo. With good acoustics, a space can even accommodate very different uses. Imagine a cafetorium that is able to both manage the lunchtime roar and project those tiny voices out into a Holiday Concert crowd.
Acoustical design of a project – whether planned or haphazard – rarely has a neutral impact on the space. While great acoustic design can create an exceptional aural experience or more flexible multi-use spaces, poor acoustical design can be quite detrimental. Unmanaged sound bouncing around in a space can be distracting and even uncomfortable for audiences.