SH Acoustics was retained by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to optimize the quality and control of sound within all of the exhibit galleries for the new museum. Our role included working with the exhibit design team, led by Ralph Appelbaum Associates, as well as the base building architecture and engineering team, to integrate acoustic treatments throughout the galleries, to develop the necessary sound isolation constructions separating galleries and theaters, and to ensure that building systems serving the galleries were engineered to meet ideal noise criteria.
We also led the audio delivery design and final calibration for all media programs in the galleries, working closely with the exhibit AV integrator to ensure that the methods of delivering sound within the spaces achieved the necessary performance and containment. Finally, we provided guidance to the project’s ten media producers, enabling them to produce optimized audio tracks that would work ideally with the gallery spaces.
Architect | Antoine Predock
Exhibit Fabricator | Kubik/Maltbie
Exhibit Designer | Ralph Appelbaum Assoc.
AV Integrator | Electrosonic
Photos CMHR / Steve Haas
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