LOCATION: Oakland, CA
PROJECT TYPE: Acoustical Consulting
CLIENT: Byrens Kim Design Works
CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 2016
CSDA provided acoustical consulting services for the Madison Park Business and Art Academy (MPA) expansion. The project will replace portable classrooms with a new high school complex. CSDA conducted an environmental noise study and reviewed Design Development drawings for the new buildings. To meet the project’s Collaboration for High Performance Schools (CHPS) certification goal, our acousticians based their noise calculations and recommendations on the CHPS noise criteria, which is more robust than State of California’s CALGreen.
Our acoustical recommendations were geared towards improving speech intelligibility in the classrooms and reducing distraction from noise in adjacent spaces. Input on wall, floor-ceiling and doors was provided, along with room acoustics recommendations.