From our geographically central location, Soundscape Engineering LLC's acoustical consultants and noise and vibration control engineers serve clients located throughout North America - in Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Petoskey, Michigan; Milwaukee and Madison Wisconsin; Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend, and Northwest Indiana; Los Angeles, California; Vancouver, British Columbia; Dayton and Cincinnati Ohio, Winnipeg Manitoba; Saskatoon and Regina Saskatchewan; and elsewhere. Our engineers consult on issues of room acoustics, sound isolation, speech privacy, HVAC noise control, building vibration, and exterior noise impact. They also provide acoustic and vibration measurement services.

Tempe Center for the Arts
Tempe, Arizona 

The strikingly magnificent TCA, designed by Tempe-based Architekton and award-winning Barton Myers Associates of Los Angeles, houses a state-of-the-art, 600-seat proscenium theater, a 200-seat studio theater, a 3,500 square-foot gallery, a flexible, multi-purpose events space, and large lobby, around which all of these main spaces are accessed.

The Lobby and Events Space have a floor to roof glazed facade, providing views over the infinity pool to Town Lake, and the Papago and Camelback Mountains. The site provided for the TCA was ideal however; it was directly under the flight path for the Phoenix Airport which was a major detraction.

As a result, project acoustical consultants had to address not only the typical issues of HVAC and electrical systems noise, room shaping and finishes, and acoustical separation between interior spaces, but they also had to assess aircraft noise levels and guide the design of the elements that isolate the facility from the loud exterior environment and result in sound levels inside which meet the expectations of a civic performing arts center of this caliber.


1 Work by Mr. Sevener (owner Soundscape Engineering LLC) while Senior Consultant at Ove Arup & Partners Ltd.