CSDA was retained to provide acoustical consulting services for this mixed-use project located along busy Telegraph Avenue in Oakland. The project consists of a 97-unit apartment building with Type V wood frame construction over a Type I podium. We provided an environmental noise study, along with architectural acoustics input for demising assemblies such as party walls and floor-ceiling assemblies. An analysis of HVAC and mechanical noise/vibration was also conducted.


CSDA has been retained to provide acoustical consulting services for the UCSC Rachel Carson Dining Hall project. The new dining hall will be built to accommodate student demand as well as increase operational efficiencies and provide new amenities such as a performance bar, kitchen and bakery area. The project will achieve a minimum of LEED Silver certification and strive for Gold. CSDA’s scope of services includes room acoustics, sound isolation and MEP noise/vibration.


CSDA is working with Kleinfelder and Metro as the acoustical engineer for the construction of all three phases of the Purple Line extension. CSDA is assisting with the construction noise and vibration analysis, reviewing the Contractor’s submittals and mitigation measures, conducting noise and vibration measurements, and preparing monthly noise compliance reports. Our scope includes:

• Review of contractor RFI’s and submittals with respect to construction noise and vibration
• Review of contractor’s noise and vibration monitoring plans and reports
• Preparation of monthly noise monitoring reports for submission to the City of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills monitoring conducted by Metro/TRC
• Site-specific construction noise and vibration analysis (e.g., Saban Theatre)
• Ambient noise monitoring at sensitive receivers
• Data analysis
• Design of construction mitigation measures

Continuing from the current terminus of the Metro Purple Line at Wilshire/Western, the Purple Line Extension will be completely underground and extend westward for about nine miles along Wilshire Boulevard with seven new stations. It will provide a highcapacity, high-speed, dependable alternative for those traveling to and from LA’s “second downtown,” including destinations such as Miracle Mile, Beverly Hills, Century City, and Westwood.


CSDA is providing acoustical consulting for the Mission Bay South Block 9. We are providing acoustical recommendations for the project to meet City and State code requirements. Our consulting includes an environmental noise study, schematic design review, design development review, construction document review, as well as assistance with permitting, bidding and negotiation assistance. Construction administration is also being provided. The project utilizes pre-fabricated residential modules and is designed to house formerly homeless individuals.

2015 TELEGRAPH AVENUE – High-Rise Residential Building

CSDA is providing acoustical consulting services for the High-Rise 2015 Telegraph Avenue project in Oakland. The eighteen-story building will have 112 multi-family units ranging from studios to 4 bedroom apartments. Our services include an environmental noise study, acoustical design input from Design Development through Construction Administration, and the preparation of a construction noise and vibration control plan.