ANSI 12.60 for School Architects

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Would Socrates recognize the classroom of today?

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socrates_lecturehallProbably Not.  The fundamentals of teaching have not changed – the goal is still “to kindle a flame…”

But today we live in a fast-paced, noisy world and distractions are everywhere.

The designer can control more than the way a space functions and how it looks. (S)he can also control the way it sounds to support learning and promote concentration.


  • It is shown that lower reverberation times and good signal to noise ratio increase speech intelligibility, which is critical to the learning environment.
  • These are addressed by good acoustic design and attention to noise isolation and control.
  • Consider bringing in an acoustic consultant in the design stage to insure proper design, and if needed, adherence to ANSI 12.60, or any LEED or stimulus based acoustic requirements.

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Written by pearpair

August 3, 2009 at 7:34 pm

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