Library acoustics

Wymondham Libary

Few public buildings are as beloved as libraries. Quite apart from lending out books, they offer a valuable social service across the generations. Many also provide secure spaces for valuable archives. DIGITAL AGE In the digital age, what is the role of the library building? Often they provide a symbol of local pride or academic … Read more

Starring role in new TV documentary

A new documentary has been screened with one of our projects playing a starring role. The music centre at King’s College School Wimbledon was designed by Hopkins Architects and is the subject of a Sky Arts programme, first broadcast on 23 February 2021. Adrian James Acoustics Associates Andrew Oldridge and Ian Rees worked alongside principal … Read more

Stirling Prize 2019: Goldsmith Street, Norwich

We are delighted to announce that the 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize has been won by a project where AJA carried out both the acoustic design and sound testing. This is the first time ever that the Stirling Prize has been awarded to a social housing design. Goldsmith Street is a major social housing development consisting … Read more

Two Awards for AJA

The Association of Noise Consultants has just announced its annual awards for the very best in the field of acoustics, and this year Adrian James Acoustics is delighted to have won two prestigious accolades. Manchester’s Crowne Plaza Hotel was the venue for the ceremony, rounding off a day devoted to conference meetings and presentations.  At the evening … Read more

Pipers Corner

Pipers Corner School for girls is nestled in a rural setting overlooking High Wycombe. When the decision was taken to build a new Performing Arts Centre, we were called in to provide both acoustic consultancy and as theatre consultants. The aim was to create a theatre, dance studio and rehearsal rooms as well as a … Read more

Awards Season on the horizon

Summer has officially arrived, so the awards season is upon us. On 6th June the Association of Noise Consultants will present its annual celebration of the best in the field of acoustics. Manchester’s Crowne Plaza Hotel will host the ceremony, with categories including Innovation, Good Acoustic Design and Workplace Acoustics. A number of international sponsors are supporting the event, such as Ecophon, Bruel & Kjaer and Armourcoat … Read more

AJA Prize Winner Announced

We are pleased to announce that this year’s winner of the AJA Research Seminar Paper Prize is Neil Dawes (pictured left). Neil’s paper is entitled “Cover Song Detection: Developing the Chroma Based Approaches to Detection for Large Scale Application with Greater Accuracy”. In non-technical terms, the paper discusses different approaches for automated detection of cover … Read more

Two Awards for Nur Alem Pavilion

We are delighted to announce that Adrian James Acoustics has won two awards at the Association of Noise Consultants 2018 conference. Our work on the Nur Alem Pavilion for Expo 2017 was Highly Commended in the Building Acoustics category, and Principal Acoustics and Theatre Consultant Ian Rees won the Best Presentation award for his entertaining presentation … Read more

NUA Boardman House wins ANC Award

UEA Bob Champion Building commended in ANC Awards