Studio Acoustics: A Study on Clemson University\'s Design Studio Environment


Katrina Fumagali and Elise Little


Dina Battisto


Architecture (College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities)


Architecture studio environments are meant to foster cross-pollination but is there a point at which acoustical discomfort hinders a student’s performance? The intent of this research is to find out if the acoustics are negatively affecting the architecture studio learning environment at Clemson University. This study compares student perceptions of noise with acoustical benchmarks and site-specific decibel readings. It examines primarily the acoustics of two design studio environments: the architecture studio in Lee III, constructed in 2010, and the architecture + health studio in Lee II, constructed in 1975.

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