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Acoustics

We provide acoustic consulting services across a wide variety of industries and institutions.

Vibration

Construction vibration monitoring, micro-vibration for hospitals and labs, analysis, and design.

Powering Innovation with Sensv.Tech

At Metropolitan Acoustics, we take pride in our commitment to cutting-edge solutions and innovation. As the driving force behind Sensv.Tech, our groundbreaking spin-off platform, we continue to set the standard in the industry.

Our clients

A Small Sample Of The Companies We Have Worked With

Check out our latest work

Rowan University – Pfleeger Concert Hall

Pfleeger Concert Hall is an 800-seat concert hall in Wilson Hall at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.  It has been in continuous use since 1972.  Metropolitan Acoustics has performed various consultation services for this facility, and this time, we were …

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The Union League – Lincoln Hall

Project Type: Hospitality The Union League Lincoln Hall Architect: BLT Architects The Union League of Philadelphia has made its home in an elegant, Second Empire style brick and brownstone building in the heart of Philadelphia since 1865. In 1911, additions …

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St. Genevieve Parish

  Project Type: Worship St. Genevieve Parish Flourtown, PA Architect: Casaccio Architects Saint Genevieve School had been in existence in the Flourtown community since 1955. While the school thrived, they did so without a church and would hold daily Mass …

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Sea Isle City Bandshell

Project Type: Theaters & Concert Venues Sea Isle City Bandshell Excursion Park Pavilion Sea Isle, NJ Architect: Blane Steinman Architects In 2011, Sea Isle City, NJ embarked on a $14 million project to create a public corridor from the bay …

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Please Touch Museum

Project Type: Museum Please Touch Museum Memorial Hall Philadelphia, PA Client: NorthStar Advisors The Please Touch Museum needed a new home and Memorial Hall needed a new tenant. A fitting name – the museum is geared toward children ages seven …

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Paseo Verde

  Project Type: Multi-Family Paseo Verde Philadelphia, PA Architect: Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC Paseo Verde is a mixed use and mixed-income residential complex located close to the Temple University SEPTA rail station in Philadelphia. There are two condo buildings …

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About US

Metropolitan Acoustics, LLC is an acoustics and vibration consulting firm based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The firm was founded in 1990 by the current President, Felicia Doggett. In the firm’s 29-year history, we have consulted on over 2,800 projects.

LATEST NEWS

MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS

February 2024 Newsletter: Wading the Acoustical Waters

Acoustics is a field that is difficult to understand. Subtle distinctions between metrics, technical jargon, and non-arithmetic mathematics create a perfect storm of confusion for those who don’t normally swim the waters. There are common malapropisms that we hear time and time again, which we would like to put to rest. From the existence of silence to the use of the term “soundproofing,” read on to learn how to avoid misusing these words.

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NEWS

SenSV Team Visits Mispro

Last week, Felicia attended the grand opening of Mispro Philadelphia along with Julian Plotnick and Steve Manobianco. Mispro’s newest facility is located at the Cira Center adjacent to 30th Street Station. They got a tour of the vivarium facilities, where they have a very interesting business model on their contract vivarium services. The team was asking lots of questions about how our SenSV technology could be of use there. Welcome to Philadelphia, Mispro! See pics from the event here.

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NEWS

The Forum at Milton Hershey School

The Milton Hershey School which serves students grades K-12, just finished work on The Forum in William Fisher Hall. This project entailed the renovation of the existing Forum, a 2600 SF multipurpose space. Metropolitan was happy to collaborate with Marshall Sabatini Architecture on the renovation of this space.We provided acoustical services including interior room acoustics, interior sound isolation, mechanical system noise and vibration control, as well as construction administration. Click here for some pictures of the finished space.

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MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS

January 2024 Newsletter: Reflected Sound for the Soul

In last month’s newsletter we discussed room modes, a standing wave phenomenon created by the geometry of a space. This month, we’ll carry on with our discussion of interior room acoustics, and focus on the control of reflected sound in a room. While recording studios and performance venues are often the first spaces that spring to mind when considering reflection control, many less prestigious spaces can benefit from thoughtful treatment, especially those that require good speech intelligibility such as lecture halls, classrooms, and conference rooms. Read on to learn more about surface finishes in the acoustician’s arsenal.

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MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS

December 2023 Newsletter: Acoustics a la Mode!

Picture this: you’re standing in your kitchen fixing a cup of coffee, and you notice a low, throbbing sound of unknown origin. You chalk it up to your caffeine-starved imagination, and proceed to your window overlooking the city. As you make your way through the apartment, the sound disappears…that is, until you reach the window, where the throb returns. As you traverse back and forth, you realize that the sound disappears halfway between the coffee machine and window. Before starting on any conspiracy theory, consider this: you may be affected by a room mode! Read on to understand how these acoustic phenomenon form and how to combat them.

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NEWS

Felicia Competes in Fall Races!

If it’s fall, it’s race season for our fearless leader, Felicia. The first race was a 10K at the Atlantic City Marathon Weekend in October, where she placed first in her division! The second one was a half marathon in November, during Philadelphia’s Marathon weekend. We are so proud of her! Check out her happy snaps here.

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