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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.

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 2022 Newsletter: A Web of Vibes

In previous newsletters, we have discussed animals such as dolphins and bats that are able to “see” with their hearing, a process known as echolocation, in which the animal can map their environment by sensing sound reflected back to them. There are animals, however, that utilize sound in a slightly different manner – not so much by “hearing” sound waves, but by feeling their vibrations. Read on to learn about audible arachnids.

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School News!

Metropolitan Acoustics is visiting lots of school construction sites this summer in a rush to get them open and ready for students this fall. Hardhats on for inspecting Avon Grove High School in West Grove, PA; Community Middle School in …

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Bungalow Beach Boardwalk 5 Miler

Felicia ran the Bungalow Beach Boardwalk 5 miler on June 25th in Atlantic City, NJ (https://www.acraceseries.com/bbr-event-information). The run starts at the Tropicana Casino on the boardwalk, makes the turn in Ventnor, then ends with a 100 yard dash on the …

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MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS

June 2022 Newsletter: Sound in Spaaaace…

“In space, no one can hear you scream.” The tagline from the sci-fi classic Alien is mostly true, but not entirely true. The transmission of sound requires a medium, which on Earth is usually air. Space is mostly an empty void, an icy vacuum that does not have the medium necessary for transmission of sound that humans can hear. However, space is not entirely empty, which allows for some sound transmission, if you know where to look. Read on to learn more about how sound travels in space.

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Noise Con 2022

Noise-Con 2022 was my first in-person conference since COVID, and it did not disappoint! Thanks to Institute of Noise Control Engineering – USA for putting on such a great conference in Lexington. Stimulating sessions, a full exhibit hall, and lots of reconnecting with friends. As a Board Member and chair of the DEI committee, I was happy to present our first report with action items. I was also the proud recipient of the Lang Award for Distinguished Noise Control Engineer! I want to share my acceptance speech for those of you who couldn’t attend.

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SenSV Vibration Monitoring

The Metropolitan team has been out and about on construction sites throughout the city measuring vibration with our new platform SenSV. With the life science industry booming in Philadelphia, we have been using SenSV to measure ambient vibration in buildings to determine their suitability for various lab functions. Some of the building include Budd Bioworks, 2300 Market Street, and One uCity among many others.

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