University of Delaware Health Sciences Center – Newark, Delaware

Exterior photos at dusk of the Health Sciences Complex (HSC) on the Science, Technology, and Advanced Research (STAR) campus.

The University of Delaware has roots to 1743 where it first started as a small, private academy.  Now the campus is home to over 21,000 students in the quaint and bustling town of Newark, Delaware.

Chrysler Corporation had an assembly plant in Newark – a landmark community building on the edge of campus for over 60 years.   When it closed, the University bought the building and is in the process of transforming it into a STAR Campus – Science Technology Advance Research – a center for the integration high tech research for business and academics for students.  The completed space will house clinics, research labs, classrooms, offices and common areas for the healthcare fields.

Metropolitan Acoustics provided interior room acoustics, acoustical isolation and mechanical system noise and vibration control for this building renovation.   The room acoustics involved designing treatments for the 2-story lounge and gathering corridor.  Isolation services included evaluation of the wall/ceiling assemblies between the labs, classrooms, meeting rooms, offices and gathering spaces.  The mechanical equipment was located on the rooftop.  Consultation involved designing recommendations to achieve appropriate sound level and vibration attenuation goals in the spaces beneath the equipment.