Archive for March, 2016

Design: Sustainability for Function & Purpose [as a cultural resource]

What does sustainability mean? For many, it means energy efficiency – enabling a building to be more affordable to heat, cool, light, etc. Yet, in the context of art buildings, it carries significance in assuring that the building’s functions effectively showcase artistry and offer audiences life-long memorable experiences. This discussion explores elements that make a building “work” for performing arts in the 21st Century.

Acoustic Design Tools

Giving back: Arthur van der Harten, Sr. Consultant will be participating in a workshop utilizing his open source software, Pachyderm, for students at University College London. This remote skype workshop will help aspiring design professionals become more aware of and build skills in acoustics and simulation. In addition to serving as a practical way to better predict ho…

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