UNDERSTANDING ACOUSTICS | Managing Workplace Noise with Acoustic Lighting
Earn CEU | CPD credit points
When open-plan spaces were introduced into commercial interiors, they were expected to be an egalitarian, democratizing influence: it was imagined that they’d level organizational hierarchies, encourage workers to collaborate and improve performance. Now that the open plan has been in widespread use for more than 30 years, its inherent disadvantages are better known. This course addresses the plethora of acoustic terminology that is commonly used in architectural design solutions, the differences between them and why they are all important when it comes to understanding how to design for optimal acoustics in open spaces. Through the examination of workplace research and case studies, it asks designers to consider an innovative new acoustic interior design element that can dramatically increase workers’ satisfaction and productivity: acoustic lighting.