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OUR Services

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

July 2024 Newsletter: Sounds of Summer

Now that spring has turned to summer, you may be getting used to the birds chirping and bumble bees buzzing. These summer sounds present a comforting backdrop for a pleasant morning on the patio with a fresh iced coffee in hand. But just as you’re about to take your first sip, you’re greeted by that other sound of summer: the start of a gas-powered lawn mower engine just on the other side of the fence, followed shortly thereafter by a gas leaf blower. Fortunately, there is a growing trend towards electric-motor lawn equipment that has the power to save your morning from noise (and air) pollution. Read on to learn more about the acoustic side of this trending topic.

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MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS

June 2024 Newsletter: Easy as A-B-C

Deep in the throes of the pandemic in late 2020, the idea of returning to the physical office was a distant dream. By 2022, most of us had returned to the office on a limited basis, but still spent more time working remotely. Now in 2024, the post-pandemic work model seems to lean towards an office-heavy hybrid – a shift motivated by the promise of collaboration, spontaneous interactions, clearer communication, and team cohesion. Companies are now looking for ways to optimize the use of their facilities with greater emphasis on flexibility and interpersonal communication and a deemphasis on space-hogging private offices and one-employee-one-desk models. However, the shift from the solitude of home offices to the humming open office environment can present significant acoustic challenges. Read on to learn more about open office speech privacy.

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NEWS

Run Rabbit, Run!

She’s at it again folks! On June 7th, Felicia once again competed in the Bungalow Beach Boardwalk Run in Atlantic City. This 5 miler starts on the boardwalk and ends with the last 400 feet on the sand with a mad dash towards the finish line. Competitors are happily congratulated with beers at the Bungalow Beach Bar afterwards. This race is even more momentous for Felicia, as she suffered a knee injury earlier this year that made her miss the beloved Broad Street Run. But after some determined physical therapy, we are happy to see her back to doing what she loves. Look at her go!

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MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS

May 2024 Newsletter: Bottle Top Blues

Have you ever blown across the top of a bottle to make it whistle? Did you notice how the pitch of the whistle is higher when there’s more liquid in the bottle and gets lower when there’s less liquid? That’s because the bottle is a Helmholtz resonator. Read on to learn more about the magic of this peculiar class of objects.

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NEWS

Villanova University CEER Expansion Project

Wrapping up construction to open in Fall 2024 is the Villanova University CEER Building Expansion, which was designed by BLTa. The Center for Engineering and Research Building project involved a 150,00SF, three-story expansion for undergraduate and graduate research and includes laboratory spaces, state-of-the-art instruction spaces, green roofs and a community space at the heart of the building. Metro Acoustics did everything on this project from keeping the wind tunnels isolated from the surrounding spaces to designing the auditorium. The project is pursuing LEED for New Construction v4 Silver certification. See the inspiring pictures of this incredible space here.

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NEWS

Rhode Island State Health Lab

Set to open in 2025, the new Rhode Island Public Health Laboratory located in Providence, is a 212,000SF building that will house the state’s new health lab, life sciences labs for Brown University and additional biotechnology space in the state’s Innovation and Design District on the former I-195 land. The project will include a Biosafety Level 3 facility and provide critical services for a variety of infectious disease, environmental and forensic testing needs. Metropolitan was proud to work along side HOK on this exciting project. Read more here.

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