Lancaster (PA) Historic Preservation Awards

The Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County recently announced the recipients of the C. Emlen Urban Preservation Awards for excellence in historic preservation.  Mr. Urban was a leading architect in the Lancaster-area from the 1890s-1920s.  Metropolitan Acoustics is pleased to be on the following winning teams:

Fulton Elementary School

Metropolitan Acoustics provided mechanical system noise and vibration control analysis for the renovation of this historic school building in Lancaster County.  We also consulted on the interior room finishes for the non-core learning spaces and the acoustical isolation around the core learning spaces.  Built in 1918 and designed by C. Emlen Urban, the upgrades to the school included new classrooms, resource rooms, refurbished gymnasium, cafeteria, updated playground, elevator and air conditioning.  The modernized school is seeking certification under LEED for Schools 2009.

Lancaster City Hall

The city of Lancaster was building an addition to City Hall and Metropolitan Acoustics provided the acoustical and AV consultation for the Council Chambers and Commission Room.  For the acoustical services, we provided recommendations for the interior finishes to meet appropriate reverberation times, acoustical isolation of the wall and floor/ceiling assemblies, and noise and vibration control measures to reduce the mechanical system noise to acceptable levels.  For the AV services, Metropolitan Acoustics designed a complete system for these rooms to include speech reinforcement, audio playback and recording, and projection of computer and video sources.

Lancaster City Hall was built in 1892, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.   The new annex added 18,000 SF.

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