CSDA was retained to provide acoustical consulting services for the 2124 Bancroft Apartments in Berkeley. The building consists of 50 apartments, a small retail space, ground level parking, and a shared roof deck.

Our acoustical consulting services included an environmental noise study, sound isolation, room acoustics, MEP/HVAC noise, construction site visits, design input and facade acoustical design. Our involvement begins with Schematic Design through Construction Administration.

In addition, our services also included the preparation of a construction noise control plan, which involves a review of planned demolition and construction equipment, and calculation of construction noise levels and noise reduction measures to reduce construction noise. The Plan was submitted to the City of Berkeley.


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 was retained to perform acoustical consulting services for Phase I of the 500 Kirkham Street project in Oakland. The project consisted of the new construction of three buildings containing 1,032 units with flex spaces and retail spaces at the ground floor. Our Phase I services address Building One and Two with a total of 610 units.

Our acoustical consulting services includes an environmental noise study, schematic design input, design development acoustical review, and construction documents input. In addition, Construction Administration support will be provided.


CSDA was retained to provide acoustical consulting at 333 12th Street in San Francisco. We provided acoustical recommendations for the project to meet City and State code requirements. The building consists of 201 residential units, with bicycle parking, a courtyard, and roof deck.



Located in the City of Emeryville, CA, the 6701 Shellmound project consists of a mixed-use, seven-story building with residences, retail, and amenity spaces. A total of 211 residential units are planned. The project site is situated in close proximity to major freeways and an active rail line used by both freight and passenger trains.

CSDA was contracted by Urban Planning Partners to conduct an environmental noise and vibration study to quantify the existing environmental noise and vibration levels at the site. CSDA completed the study and provided a final report with mitigation recommendations to meet the acoustical criteria in accordance with the City’s General Plan Noise Element and State Building Code, as well as rail vibration criteria stipulated by the Federal Transit Administration.