Keeping stacked classrooms quiet.

The McMaster Living and Learning Centre is one of the latest multi-use additions to this Hamilton university campus, containing dynamic learning spaces and student residences. Working with Diamond Schmitt Architects, our task was to acoustically isolate the lecture halls – four stacked rooms all exposed to a four-storey atrium. The curved double-layered walls in the lecture halls made this very complicated, as the mechanical system had to be carefully considered. In the end, we were successful in delivering these stacked, curved, isolated rooms, helping achieve the design vision without compromising acoustic performance. Project rendering by Cicada Design Inc.