How Professional Integrity Ties to Artistry

Professional integrity, as it ties to artistry, is a particular focus for us here at AD. Being on a team with active musicians helps provide insight into end-user needs and the environments required. “It offers balance in what we deliver as consultants and the experience as a musician end-user” – David Kahn.
 
Last week, AD team members, David Kahn (trumpet) and Seth Lunick (euphonium), played with the Hudson Valley Wind Ensemble, for the Maryknoll Sisters of St. Domin…

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David Kahn reflects on 32 years in business and shares thoughts on integrity

In reflecting on achievements of 2022 and sharing a positive outlook for 2023, I find myself inclined to acknowledge the timelessness of one of the firm’s core values – integrity.
 
Part 1 of this reflection discusses the importance of integrity for our busine…

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THOUGHT LEADERSHIP & COMMUNITY

In between assignments, AD’s team is active on multiple thought leadership initiatives oriented to community – particularly the education community.

David Kahn co-presented with Dave Irvin, Associate VP for Facilities at Florida State Univ., to facility planners and operators at the APPA (Leadership in Educational Facilities) 2022 national conference. Their session, “Ensure Success? Pick the Right Design Consultant!”, spoke of the…

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A Festive February Gala Heats the Stage of University of Memphis’s new Scheidt Family Performing Arts Center

AD’s Team congratulates the University of Memphis Community and project partners for the successful opening of the new $40M, 82,000-SF Scheidt Family Performing Arts Center. Kicked-off with a celebratory gala earlier this month, festivities included a tour of many spaces AD worked on including 1,000-seat performance space, performance support facilities, rehearsal rooms, classrooms/ teaching spaces, administration/ faculty offices, a…

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We Are Hiring!!! AD has an immediate opening for an entry-level Acoustics Consultant

Acoustics Consultant

Acoustic Distinctions has an immediate opening for an entry-level Acoustics Consultant to join our team in Stamford, CT.  The successful applicant may be a recent graduate in acoustics, architecture, mechanical engineering, or other related degree program who is self-motivated, inquisitive, has excellent problem-solving skills, and would like an opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects in a collaborative work environment offering opportun…

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Time Tested Performing Arts Centers

To age magnificently, spaces must not only reflect the owner’s vision today but also anticipate future needs. Read about four AD projects that still, after decades of use, are as beautiful to look at as they sound and have required no acoustic modifications since their opening.

Time Tested Performing Arts Centers

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How Room Acoustics Design of Worship Spaces Is Shaped by Worship Styles and Priorities

The 2021 Fall Issue of Acoustics Today is available online for free.
 
We are proud to share that AD Principal David Kahn’s article “How Room Acoustics Design of Worship Spaces is Shaped by Worship Styles and Priorities” is featured on page 31. 
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Distinctively AD – What sets us apart?

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PennStater Magazine – He’s Always Hearing Things

PennStater Magazine’s writeup on AD Principal David Kahn, “He’s Always Hearing Things”.

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Clients, Not Products, Determine the Best Solution to Acoustic Issues

Consistent with our core values of artistry, accuracy, community and integrity, there is a strong culture of “giving back” at Acoustic Distinctions.  Particularly now during these challenging times, we have been focused on how we can help and how we can add value to other professionals who work in the built environment and to the end users of these facilities.

In one recent week, we were contacted by two separate individuals with a common problem: noise from a neighboring propert…

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