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I-95 Cap, Park Project

Metropolitan is on the team for a massive new Penn’s Landing project. Part of the $328.9 million project entails covering a portion of the highway and creating an 11.5-acre park spanning I-95 and Columbus Boulevard between Chestnut and Walnut Streets, extending from Front Street to the Delaware River. Click here to read all about this exciting project.

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February 2023 Newsletter: Heart Healthy

It’s February, and many of us recognize our loved ones on Valentine’s Day. For all those we care about, we’d like to enlighten you of the relationship between unhealthy hearts and noise. Read on to learn more about how you can take care of your heart from an acoustic perspective.

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Sir Isaac Julien Installation: Now Open

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has opened their newest exhibit, Isaac Julien: Lina Bo Bardi – A Marvellous Entanglement, running now through May 29th. On Friday, January 27th, we were invited to attend the opening reception and were blown away

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10-year Anniversaries!

We were lucky to recently celebrate not one, but two of our employees hitting their ten year anniversary. Sending a BIG congratulations to Bryan Cranage and Scott Hulteen! Thank you both for your continued hard work and commitment to Metropolitan Acoustics. Check out the celebratory photos here.

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Company Axe Throwing Party

Earlier last month, many of the Metropolitan crew got together for a belated new years party and to kick up our heels after a successful 2022 wrapped up. We decided to go axe throwing, which many of us had never done before. The results were hilarious! Some of us are secret assassins and some of us just plain stink. But either way, we had a blast! Check out the shenanigans here.

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January 2023 Newsletter: New Year, New Records!

Happy New Year from Metropolitan Acoustics! Our usual strategy is to encourage quiet and comfortable acoustic environments; however, some of us do break our own rules to experience chest thumping fireworks or a rowdy concert. This month, let’s explore some acoustic records both loud and quiet. Read on to learn more about the most extreme places and events on earth.

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Recital at Avon Grove High School

Nothing is better than receiving positive feedback about projects we have worked on. We recently received an email from our friends at KCBA Architects regarding the new auditorium that we helped design at Avon Grove High School in West Grove,

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New Kimmel Center Café

Recently Metropolitan completed work on the Kimmel Center’s new café. Garces Trading Co. Café is now open for business at 300 S. Broad Street. We are over the moon with how great the acoustical elements look. Check out pictures of

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December 2022 Newsletter: Sleigh Bells Ring, Are You Listening? Staff Headphone Picks Volume 2 – New Employee Edition

Many of us have grown accustomed to the WFH lifestyle since the first edition of our Staff Headphone Picks in December of 2020, so incorporating a good pair of headphones to your routine is still vital. We interviewed our newest staff members to see what headphones they recommend for either yourself or a loved one this holiday season. Read on to get to know their picks.

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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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