ASA 130th Meeting - St. Louis, MO - 1995 Nov 27 .. Dec 01

2pAAa1. Innovation in acoustical design.

A. H. Marshall

Acoust. Res. Ctr., Univ. of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand

Research clearly has a relationship to the design of concert halls, as does innovation. How do these merge in the owner's and user's best interests? In some cases the research precedes the design. In others the design itself becomes a research hypothesis for exploration, sometimes over many years. The noise in the system is political power. Aspects of the design process for several innovative halls will be discussed, together with the research background, predictive techniques applicable to each, and a summary of results achieved.