What is SCReAM?

A groundbreaking new research project has just been officially announced. Known as SCReAM, it comes from Enzo de Sena – Assistant Professor in Audio at the University of Surrey’s Institute of Sound Recording. Partnering the project are market-leading consumer electronics company Sonos and computer games innovator Electronic Arts. Adrian James Acoustics and Audio Software Development … 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

Liverpool Hope University Eden Building

When we are appointed to a new-build project our aim is always to keep sight of the architect’s vision.  In the case of the Eden Building at Liverpool Hope University, we worked alongside Halsall Lloyd Partnership and were tasked with reducing noise within a complex structure.  The Eden Building houses the University’s Education Department and … Read more

Another Award for the George Green Library

Back in 2013 we were awarded the first-ever UK prize for architectural acoustic design.  This was for our work alongside Hopkins Architects and contractors Galliford Try at the UEL Stratford Campus Library. Five years later, and as part of a group led again by Hopkins, we have received another accolade – a Highly Commended award from the … Read more

St Mary Bredin, Canterbury

Part of our raison d’etre is to carry out a very wide range of projects. These often include educational establishments, concert venues and industrial spaces, but we also receive requests to enhance and improve the acoustics in church buildings. One such project took place in 2005 when we were appointed to work with Purcell Architects … Read more

Magnificent new music building opens

We have recently commissioned the magnificent new music building at King’s College School in Wimbledon, which has acoustic and audio-visual systems design by AJA. The three-storey building houses music classrooms, practice rooms, rehearsal rooms of all sizes and a recording suite. Pride of place goes to the extraordinary 200-seat concert hall, for which we designed … Read more

Wells Maltings

Wells Maltings is an impressive brick and flint building dating back to the mid-nineteenth century.  Set in the heart of Wells-next-the-Sea, it is one of nine former malt houses once employing 50 workers in the town. For many years The Maltings was used for community events, but in 2010 it was decided to completely renovate … 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

Mikhailovsky Theatre, St. Petersburg

The Mikhailovsky Theatre is a magnificent opera and ballet house in the heart of St Petersburg, first opened in 1833. The theatre’s programme is primarily a repertoire of opera and ballet by the resident companies but the theatre also stages concerts by the resident Mikhailovsky Orchestra and by visiting orchestras. As often happens in opera … Read more

The Norfolk & Norwich Festival Spiegeltent

May time is Festival time in Norwich, and once again the Adnams Spiegeltent came to town.  This unusual venue is part of a tradition stretching back over a hundred years, when large travelling tents would tour round Europe, acting as a home for cabaret and other entertainment.  The Norfolk & Norwich Festival revived the idea a … Read more

The Writers’ Centre at the Dragon Hall

Our Principal Acoustics & Theatre Consultant Ian Rees has worked on numerous projects, but the historic Dragon Hall, Norwich is particularly exciting.  This merchant’s hall dates from 1430 and is part of the “Norwich Twelve” – recognised as one of the city’s most important medieval buildings. Now a Writers’ Centre is being established at the … Read more

A Day Out at the Tower

Adrian was delighted to be invited to the SEN Legal Annual Conference at the Tower of London Conference Centre, previously the New Armouries*.  In between the many excellent presentations and discussions, this gave him the opportunity to re-visit the venue for which he was the acoustics consultant when it was converted in the Nineties.  He … Read more

NUA Boardman House wins ANC Award

UEA Bob Champion Building commended in ANC Awards