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Topping it Off

To celebrate the installation of the last structural beam to 500 Walnut, a “Topping-Off” Ceremony was held on March 23rd. The event featured a fife-and-drum corps, and in attendance were such notable guests as Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, project architect Cecil Baker, and our own Felicia Doggett.… Read More


The MAR is MARvelous!

The Museum of the American Revolution (MAR) opened its doors on April 19 in historic Philadelphia near Independence Hall.  The much anticipated 118,000 SF new building is home to art, manuscripts and printed works from the nation’s Revolutionary Period.  Metropolitan Acoustics was part of the design team reviewing the acoustics for the Museum’s Discovery Rooms, which include multiple zones representing outdoor and indoor spaces such as a church, tavern, home parlor, troop encampment, cemetery and streets through a market. … Read More


Acoustics By The Numbers

A recent article in the National Council of Acoustical Consultants (NCAC) newsletter cited statistics in membership by size of acoustical firms.  Since much of our analysis is done with numbers – here is an  impressive number about the size of our firm that we’d like to share with you!… Read More


Popular Perry!

Thanks to all who voted!  The Perry World House  at the University of Pennsylvania recently won the Architizer A+Awards Popular Choice Award in the Higher Education & Research Facilities category.  Next time on Penn’s campus, stroll by this renovated worldly gathering place for faculty and students located at 3803 Locust Walk and give it your own thumbs up for approval! … Read More


Judge Judy

Judge Judy (Felicia) Doggett visited her alma mater as a judge in the semi-final round of Hen Hatch 2017, part of the University of Delaware’s Horn Program in Entrepreneurship.  The competition is open to students, alumni, faculty, and staff, and provides participants the opportunity to network and collect feedback on their ideas while competing for startup cash and prizes. … Read More


Conference Room Make Over

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Huddle Room

It’s been a year since we moved into Suite 1902 at 8 Penn Center.  We love the northern and western views out our windows.   But, nothing beats the new city views in our conference rooms!

Thanks to Michael McCool of Orangepiel (www.orangepiel.com) and Milt Morris of Wallmate (www.wallmate.net) for transforming our two conference rooms to  spectacular spaces. … Read More


Temple Class Comes to 8 Penn

A Temple University architecture class came to our office for a lecture on Architectural Acoustics as presented by Felicia.  Over 15 undergraduate students plus their instructor, Seher Erdogan Ford, filled the conference room for a field trip to learn about acoustics in the built environment including audio demonstrations. … Read More


Another Notable List

While we like to be recognized and part of top ten lists – this one has us a little baffled!  The job title “Acoustics Consultant” was #2 in a recent article titled “The 10 Weirdest Job Titles in the UK, Revealed”, as published by The Independent.Read More


Habitat for Humanity – Architecturally Speaking

Felicia Doggett was part of the design and construction team for the renovation of the Philadelphia Center for Architecture and Design at 1218 Arch Street.  Philadelphia-area design/build professionals offered their services to implement the plan – which was to create a larger venue for events in a space that already had a beautiful brick wall and gleaming hard wood floors – always an acoustical challenge!  … Read More


Mi Casa es Su Casa

Metropolitan Acoustics received a telephone call from Marsha Hunter for acoustical guidance in a proposed music performance room in her new dream home in Santa Fe, NM.  The result?  An award winning residence with pop-art color and a Salon with concert hall acoustics! … Read More