Sound and Vibration Experts

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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

November 2022 Newsletter: Classroom Acoustics now Code Protected!

An acoustic environment that is conducive to learning requires low ambient sound levels and a high degree of speech intelligibility. Prior to 2021, unless a school was pursuing LEED or had adopted ANSI S12.60-2010 Acoustical Performance Criteria, Design Requirement, and Guidelines for Schools, classroom acoustics were guidelines, not requirements. That all changed with the 2021 International Building Code (IBC) which has incorporated Enhanced Acoustics for Classrooms criteria. Read on to brush up on the new requirements as more schools and states begin to adopt the most recent IBC.

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NEWS

Cocalico High School Renovations

The renovations at Cocalico HS included updates to the Main Gym and Auditorium.

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MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS

October 2022 Newsletter: National Protect Your Hearing Month #NPYHM

October can be a great month for sports nuts; if the stars align, all the major sports franchises in your city can be playing at the same time. In Philadelphia, the Eagles are off to a great start, the Phillies and Union are in the playoffs, and the Sixers and Flyers just kicked off their seasons. And if you have ever been to a Philadelphia sporting event, you know that sound levels can be extreme. Read on for a few tips that can help protect your ears from these sources and preserve them to enjoy one of our many well-designed acoustics projects.

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NEWS

Richmond Elementary School Upgrades

Metropolitan was one of the lucky companies that recently got to work on this huge $18M upgrade for Richmond Elementary School. Richmond Elementary now has five new classrooms, upgraded electricity, a new paint job, LED lighting, and, for the first …

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MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS

September 2022 Newsletter: Multifamily Offices

The pandemic has changed our work environment. Many people are working under a hybrid model – a few days per week from their office and a few from home; others are completely remote. While these work paradigms vary across industries, working from home (WFH) is now more common than ever and here to stay. Read on to learn more about how WFH is reshaping the acoustical landscape of our dwellings.

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MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS

August 2022 Newsletter: Keep on Truckin’

The distribution center industry has seen significant growth over the last few years due in large part to the pandemic and its effect on e-commerce. Many new facilities are being built, often close to residential areas, to fulfill last mile logistics. While it may seem like a good idea to have distribution centers close to the residential areas they serve for quick package delivery, this can result in someone’s backyard sounding like a trucking facility at all hours of the day. Read on to learn more about how sound from these distribution centers can be modeled and mitigated.

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