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Bruton Video Production Facility, Colonial Williamsburg Inc., Williamsburg, Virginia · The Bruton Heights Production Facility enables Colonial Williamsburg Inc. to produce high quality educational videos, including reenactments, for use in their exhibits. The facility resulted from the conversion of an abandoned high school. A sound stage, control rooms, and audio studios were created within the former gymnasium. The auditorium was modified for editing and presentation use.

Ostergaard Acoustical Associates: designed the interior acoustics; selected constructions to sound isolate between spaces and control noise penetration from an adjacent railroad; and, worked interactively with the mechanical engineer to assure quiet HVAC systems.

Video Studio, National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, Virginia · The new video area consists of a tiered distance learning classroom/studio, control rooms, an announce booth, and simultaneous translation rooms. The challenge for Ostergaard Acoustical Associates was to provide first-rate interior acoustics, while controlling noise from adjacent areas and the HVAC system. The area was created by excavating the basement area. Special ceiling construction was specified and inspected during construction to assure that footfall noise from overhead would not be audible. New sound isolating features control noise penetration from the main mechanical room. Special noise control features were designed into the HVAC system so that the automatic microphones are not fooled by the background noise.

New Recording Studio, William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey · WPU determined that educating audio engineers required a new state-of-the-art recording studio complex in the Shea building which houses the WPU music department. OAA was initially retained to perform an acoustical feasibility analysis of the candidate area and subsequently to provide acoustical engineering for the new multi-studio complex. OAA worked closely with the architects and mechanical engineers to develop special sound isolating constructions and identify methods of designing the HVAC systems to achieve quiet and acoustical separation between studios.

Additional Studio Experience:

  • American Foundation for the Blind, NY, NY
  • Arista Records, New York, NY
  • Bozell, Jacobs, Kenyon, & Eckhardt, NY, NY
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Titusville, NJ
  • Jersey Central Power & Light, Boonton, NJ
  • Ministry of Information, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • New Jersey Network, Newark, NJ
  • PECO Energy, Philadelphia, PA
  • U. S. I. A. Sound Stages, Washington, DC
  • Voice of America, Washington, DC
  • WNYC Radio, New York, NY