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.

Model of Westminster Civic Facility Flexible Theatre

Mapping in the 3-D acoustical model
Flexible Theatre
New Westminster Multi Use Civic Facility
New Westminster, BC

Mapping in the 3-D acoustical model
Camrose Performing Arts Centre
Camrose, AB

Wireframe image from acoustical model
Children’s Day School on Dolores Park
San Francisco, CA

While good design practices and basic analysis can go far toward creating a good acoustical environment, some spaces benefit from a detailed, 3-D computer analysis.  When a space warrants this level of attention, Soundscape Engineering uses modeling software to study how sound will travel within a space and make recommendations to enhance the listening experience.


Modeling in 3-D allows us to optimize the beneficial reflections for even distribution of sound over the audience, to precisely place absorption and diffusion materials for preventing excessive reverberation and detrimental echoes, and to predict music and speech quality parameters such as Early Decay Time, Bass Ratio, Speech and Music Clarity, Lateral Sound Energy, Echoes in Speech and Music, and Sound Strength.


In addition to mapping acoustical parameters, we use the 3-D software to track the paths of sound travel and investigate reflections from various room surfaces.  Knowing how the room will behave before construction begins allows us to shape and treat the surfaces for optimal performance and cost savings.


In addition to aiding us in the design of a space’s acoustical environment, 3-D computer models allow us to predict loudspeaker performance in sound reinforcement systems for auditoriums and other large spaces.


Overhead paging system and voice evacuation system also benefit from our modeling through project specific loudspeaker selection and placement to improve coverage and speech intelligibility.

Project Experience

When 3-D modelling of room acoustics is appropriate for the project, our consultants use it to help optimize room acoustics, sound reinforcement systems, overhead paging systems, and voice evacuation systems in many different types of spaces, including:

  • Performing arts auditoriums
  • Churches
  • University classroom buildings
  • Acoustical test chambers
  • Airports
  • Natatoriums
  • Arenas
  • Film Screening and Big Mix Studios

We would be pleased to discuss the potential applications for your project.