Wilson Butler Architects

Wilson Butler Architects

Boston, MA


State University of New York, Oswego - Choral Practice Room at Tyler Hall

Formally the main mechanical room of Tyler Hall and as part of a phase renovation, WBA was tasked with providing a design solution that offered not only a space conducive to choral rehearsal in a comfortable surrounding, but also a space that acoustically supports the instructional mission of the choral instructors.

Project highlights included:
• Widespread usage and selective locating of acoustical treatments including absorptive, diffusive, and reflective components.
• Variable acoustics achieved through the use of heavy-weight, back wall drapery panels.
• Extensive acoustical isolation techniques.
• Creative relocation and rerouting of mechanical systems to eliminate disruptive noise.
• The rehearsal room is fitted with technology for instruction, and also accommodates in-room recording/playback and links to remote recording facilities.

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Status: Built
Location: Oswego, NY, US
Firm Role: Programming, Architecture, Construction Administration
Additional Credits: Acoustical Consultant Acentech Incorporated
Mechanical Engineer M/E Engineering, P.C.
Electrical Engineer M/E Engineering, P.C.
Plumbing Engineer M/E Engineering, P.C.
Fire Protection M/E Engineering, P.C.