AIA 2021 Design Awards

The Summer 2021 issue of Context Magazine highlighted the 2021 AIA Design Award winners. The program recognized 28 local architecture firms and 5 individuals.  Metropolitan Acoustics was on several award-winning teams which are listed below.

Honor Award
Historic Preservation/Adaptive Reuse – Built
University of Pennsylvania Law School – Silverman Hall

Lead by Voith and Mactavish Architects, the project renovated historic Silverman Hall to showcase the space and bring it to 2021 standards for Penn law students.  Metropolitan Acoustics was brought in as the acoustical consultant to evaluate the interior room acoustics and the exterior-to-interior sound isolation for three classrooms.  This project was also a winner in the 2021 Preservation Achievement Awards.   

Merit Award
General Architecture – Built
Lokal Hotel Fishtown

This new 6-unit boutique hotel was built adjacent to the SEPTA Market-Frankford elevated train line and sound from the train was a concern inside the guest suites. Our services included measuring the ambient sound pressure level at the project site and using this information to recommend constructions for the envelope of the building.   The construction utilizes double wall assemblies and high-performance windows to combat noise pollution.  

Merit Award
General Architecture – Built
East End Transformation – Washington University

Led by KieranTimberlake, this project had many team members to support a major campaign that transformed an underutilized East End into a vibrant and inviting gateway to the University.  Our acoustical services spanned over several buildings – both new construction and renovations.   These included a Welcome Center Pavilion, Kemper Art Museum, HUB Pavilion, Weil Hall and a Central Utilities Plant. 

Merit Award
General – Unbuilt
Central High School Performing Arts Center

MGA Partners is the lead architect here for this new state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center that will house music and theater programs for the 2,400 students in grades 9 through 12 for Central High School in Philadelphia.   We are providing complete acoustical consultation services through all the design and construction stages of this project. The project is currently under construction. 

For a complete listing of all projects and to read the full summer 2021 Context issue, click here.

A Big Splash!
2021 Preservation Achievement Awards