BASWA Acoustic Project Highlight: CU GSAS Writing Studio


MAD worked with BASWA Acoustic to complete the renovation of the Columbia University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS) Writing Studio. BASWA has kindly selected this project as part of their featured works this month:

The Columbia University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS) Writing Studio, located within the Lehman Library, was specifically designed to support art and science doctoral students who are in the process of writing their dissertation. When creating the writing space for dissertating students the project architect, Matiz Architecture & Design, understood the importance of acoustics within the design to create a space that promoted occupant wellbeing and stimulated both collaborative and individual work. 

The design encloses the mezzanine to provide acoustical separation between the library and the GSAS Writing Studio, while also allowing natural light into the space through perimeter windows. To improve on speech intelligibility within the space and maximize natural light, BASWA Phon Sound Absorbing Plaster was integrated into the studio’s ceilings. “

Read the entire article [HERE].