Hiring a qualified acoustical consultant is vital to the success of a performing arts facility. Strict acoustical criteria must be met. Audiovisual systems for performing arts facilities are often complex and detail intensive. It is important to get an acoustical consultant and AV systems designer on board as early in the design process as possible before decisions are made that impact the acoustics within the space. AEC will work closely with the design team from concept and schematic design through the construction administration and commissioning process to ensure a successful project. We will tackle all aspects of acoustical design including shape optimization, reverberation, diffusion, adjustable acoustics, sound transmission between spaces, background sound and vibration levels, and sound reinforcement.