Commercial Spaces


commercial Interiors

Hush Acoustics engineers have vast experience working on a variety of commercial project types, whether in design phases for an office fit-out, post-construction testing, or troubleshooting an existing problem. Providing acoustic privacy between spaces, providing a comfortable interior acoustic space, and controlling the buildup of noise from system HVAC are the most crucial acoustic problems.

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Typical Services:

  • Work with the design team in the design phases to identify and correct potential acoustic problems related to acoustic privacy, interior room acoustics, and HVAC noise.
  • Assist the design team in tenant lease negotiations with respect to acoustic requirements.
  • Advise on the need for an electronic sound masking system to increase acoustic privacy.
  • Review and provide noise control recommendations for special function areas such as fitness centers, conference areas, Telepresence rooms, and recording studios.
  • On site measurements for troubleshooting, post-construction compliance testing, or to benchmark an existing space.

exemplary projects

Altria Richmond

CallisonRTKL was hired by Altria to design changes to an auditorium and board room in their Richmond, VA office. Hush Acoustics visited the existing spaces, evaluated reverberation times, proposed specific changes to the room finish materials, evaluated HVAC noise, provided noise mitigation recommendations, and evaluated acoustical privacy.

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Global Environment Fund

Interior Architects was hired to design the Global Environment Fund (GEF) space in Chevy Chase, MD. Working through Hoppmann Design Studio (now Vision Technologies), Hush Acoustics provided acoustical consulting for this new office build-out by providing guidelines and recommendations for HVAC noise control, partition construction, and reverberation control.

CoStar Richmond

CoStar Group hired Perkins + Will to design their offices in Richmond, VA. In this ongoing project, Hush Acoustics evaluated various acoustical issues such as basement mechanical equipment noise in meeting rooms, rooftop unit noise reaching offices, room acoustics in the café, and acoustical privacy between spaces including the CEO's office.

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Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

Under contact through Video Dynamics, Inc., Hush Acoustics evaluated acoustical problems at the DIA project at Bolling Air Force Base. For part of our services, we visited the space, measured reverberation times, and provided recommendations for improvement.