A Unique Sound Signature Only in Sacramento
Acoustic Testing: Popping for Performance
Employing multiple acoustic test methods, such as the tried-and-true balloon pop method and an omni-directional dodecahedron speaker, allows our team to accurately measure reverberation time. Tap into the importance of reverberation time from Acoustics Design Leader Jonathan Hopkins during a testing session at SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center:
On-Stage Acoustics: In Tune With One Another
We worked directly with the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera and the Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra for full tuning sessions to get the artists familiar with and comfortable in this new sounding room. Bringing the performers into the space gives them confidence in how the system works and optimizes what they hear during a live event. As Jonathan noted, “A key part of this design is making sure the musicians can hear each other.”
System Opportunity: Designed for Innovation
From adjusting sound with the simple touch of a button to making setting changes mid-performance, the benefits of the electro-acoustic enhancement system are limitless. The system allows the city of Sacramento to attract a wider range of shows and performances, many of which previously could not have been accommodated. And its precision through experimentation positions SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center as the premier host for today’s performances, as well as new works in the future.
A Unique Sound Signature Only in Sacramento
Watch how the team achieved the transformative design.
In the Spotlight
American Artist Appreciation Month
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Arte Noir, a local non-profit dedicated to showcasing Black art, artists, and culture, expanded to a storefront in Seattle's Central District.
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Protecting the Symbol of the City: Preserving Portlandia
A well known symbol of Portland, the Portlandia sculpture required special considerations during our reconstruction of the Portland Building.
Teaching Digital to Physical: Geometry Games
Associate Matt Conway led University of Southern California students to take fantastical structures out of the computer and into our Los Angeles office.
Bringing Project Stories to Iconic Graphic Status
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GENESIS STEAM x DLR Group Architecture Summer Camp
We partnered with GENESIS to provide a free science, technology, engineering, arts, and math camp for fifth-seventh grade students in Los Angeles.
In the Details: Women's History at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
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Bringing a Collection to the Community through Accessible Technology
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CTE Facilities Design: The Future of Education
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Inquiry and Wonder Supported Through the Built Environment
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Seeing and Valuing the Patient as a Customer
Modern patients have increased agency in navigating the healthcare system. Christina DeAmicis talks about what the "patient as a customer" means for design.
Addressing Funding Gaps for Wellbeing in Higher Education
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Where Does Wellbeing Occur: Spaces for Wellness in Higher Education
Our EOC 4.0 study informs design solutions for the various ways wellbeing manifests in higher education, both centralized and decentralized across campus.
Holistic Student Wellbeing: Examining the Whole of the Person
Wellbeing goes beyond physical and mental health. Our Evolution of Campus 4.0 study uses a comprehensive approach to college student wellness.
Adaptive Reuse: Converting Vacant Buildings into Thriving Spaces
By unlocking the potential of dormant office buildings, adaptive reuse breathes new life into dead zones, revitalizing vibrant mixed-use communities.