Cambridge, MA – Acentech Inc. is providing a variety of consulting and design services for projects at five colleges and universities. The new projects at Babson College, Northeastern University, University of Connecticut, University of Scranton, and University of Vermont add to the firm’s extensive portfolio of higher education spaces.
Acentech is providing architectural acoustics for the 46,500sf renovation of Babson College’s Park Manor South and Park Manor Central residence halls. Working with PRA Architects, Acentech’s scope of work includes sound isolation, room acoustics, and mechanical systems noise and vibration control services.
Northeastern University’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex recently broke ground on 3.5 acres, replacing a surface parking lot, part of a 600,000sf plan to develop new academic and research space. Working with architecture firm Payette, Acentech is providing architectural acoustics and mechanical noise and vibration consulting services for the new 180,000sf building, that will house laboratories for multiple engineering and science disciplines.
Acentech is providing audiovisual system consulting services for an academic building at the University of Connecticut’s Health Center for a 16,000sf addition and renovation to existing spaces, including a large collaborative studio, two lecture halls, 14 small (12-person) multi-disciplinary learning rooms, and two medium (32-person) multi-disciplinary learning rooms. Acentech is collaborating with Centerbrook Architects on the project.
Working with Hemmler + Camayd Architects, Acentech is providing architectural acoustics and audiovisual design for the University of Scranton’s new center for rehabilitation education. The 111,500sf, eight-story rehabilitation center will offer multiple classrooms, lecture halls, lab space, conference rooms, and interactive learning and simulation areas for the university’s undergraduate and graduate programs in the departments of exercise science, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.
Working in collaboration with Vermont architectural firm Freeman French Freeman, Acentech is providing acoustical consulting services for the University of Vermont’s new science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) building. The project entails new construction and renovation to create a modern state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratory facility.