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Acoustics Matters: Sound Design in Learning Spaces

A live stream broadcast of an architecture and design industry discussion panel speaking from The Players Club in New York, NY.

Date:
Thursday, January 19, 2023

Time:
1-Hour Panel Discussion Event 6:30-7:30 PM
Q&A Session 7:30PM-8:00 PM
All times Eastern

Studies have repeatedly shown that the acoustic environment can have dramatic effects on both students and teachers in spaces where speech communication is core to the learning process. Join moderators Patricia DeMuyt and Andrew Schmidt of the USG Architectural & Building Science Teams as they moderate an expert panel of design industry professionals in a discussion on the future of education, acoustics, and architecture.

What design trends are best suited to meet the needs of modern classrooms and other learning spaces? What are the newest variables in education facility design – from industry standards to COVID-19 pandemic outcomes?





Panel of Thought Leaders

Heidi Costello, IIDA, CID, LEED AP ID+C Heidi Costello, IIDA, CID, LEED AP ID+C  Perkins&Will – Associate Principal, Higher Education, Minneapolis
Ms. Heidi Costello is a firmwide leader at Perkins&Will on design for Medical and Health Sciences Education. Born in a small town in Iowa surrounded by a family of nurses, Heidi learned the compassion and empathy of a genuine healthcare provider firsthand. Heidi’s experiences inform her passion for putting people first – her human-centric design approach infuses genuine connections with clients ensuring their vision comes alive while not losing sight to the importance of embedding positive environments and human well-being into each project.
David Ottavio
David Ottavio KPF – Director, Education
With more than 20 years of experience, Mr. David Ottavio has a specialized expertise in the programming, planning, and design of educational and institutional buildings. Working closely with clients and user groups, he develops state-of-the-art instructional spaces and innovative collaboration environments that foster a sense of community and identity. A technology expert, David also advocates for the incorporation of technology-rich, state-of-the-art learning and study environments, emphasizing the importance of program flexibility.
Ben Markham, LEED AP
Ben Markham, LEED AP Acentech – Principal Consultant & Director, Architectural Acoustics Group
Mr. Ben Markham’s projects involve architectural acoustics, mechanical systems noise, and vibration. He has over 19 years of experience in project leadership and consulting management of architectural acoustics design and mechanical systems noise control related to performance spaces and commercial, residential, and civic-type facilities. He is a frequent visiting lecturer at several architectural schools and universities including MIT, Cornell University, and Harvard University.
Ethan Bourdeau
Ethan Bourdeau International WELL Building Institute – Senior Associate, Standard Development, Sound Concept Lead
With more than 20 years of experience, Mr. David Ottavio has a specialized expertise in the programming, planning, and design of educational and institutional buildings. Working closely with clients and user groups, he develops state-of-the-art instructional spaces and innovative collaboration environments that foster a sense of community and identity. A technology expert, David also advocates for the incorporation of technology-rich, state-of-the-art learning and study environments, emphasizing the importance of program flexibility.

Moderators

Patricia DeMuyt Patricia DeMuyt is a member of the USG Architectural Team in New York with more than 20 years of design and sales experience.
Andrew Schmidt
Andrew Schmidt  is the Acoustics Lead on the USG Building Science team with more than 15 years of experience in architectural acoustic design.



USG is dedicated to helping you design with sound in mind. Join the conversation at usg.com/acoustics.


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