New Haven, CT – Acentech’s multi-disciplinary team of acoustics, audiovisual, and IT Infrastructure consultants are currently assisting in the design of a new, seven-story, 277,550 square foot, Science Building at Yale University.
The university teamed with award-winning architecture firms Pelli Clarke Pelli and Stantec to develop a new hub for biologists, physicists, chemists, and students to come together under one roof. The new complex will include a 500-seat lecture hall, aquatics and insect labs, quantitative biology center, imaging suites, shared commons, and a rooftop greenhouse. Such a novel design approach can come at a cost: without sound isolation between offices and chatting students, focus and concentration can suffer. Highly absorptive finishes, wall construction, and even mechanical system noise control developed by Acentech will keep the crux of this building’s purpose—to better collaborate across disciplines—intact. Completion is expected by the end of 2019.