BIA 2nd and 3rd year students learn about acoustics through industry presentation

Posted on Sep 26, 2016 in Industry, Teaching

Recently 2nd and 3rd year students were given the opportunity to attend a series of Industry presentations on Acoustics hosted by Zenith Interiors. Daniel Verlooven of BuzziSpace gave the students and Industry professionals an historical and evolutionary perspective of acoustics testing methods and its importance in open plan office design before launching into “What Is Sound?” and “How To Tackle Sound Issues”.


The students then also got to test out for themselves various items from the product range on display in their showroom. BuzziSpace was established in 2007 as a manufacturer of acoustic furniture, enhancing speech intelligibility and clarity by reducing reverberation.


In the student’s own words:


‘The lecture of demystifying acoustics, provided a great detail into how to treat acoustics in different environments and presented it in a way where us as students and designers can relate too. The BuzziSpace team overall illustrated what to do when acoustics cannot be treated through the materials on the walls, and illustrated some products that can be placed within a space to help with these acoustic issues.’  Hady Anboussi


‘…it was a really great opportunity to be able to access and see the Zenith Showroom. Everyone was very welcoming and also the hospitality and food were also great . This type of event was really good in meeting others in the field and I believe people in the degree would highly benefit attending more lectures like this. It was a great insight to the type of environments and people we will be encountering in the future.’   Anna Sibal


‘The Demystifying Acoustics Lecture was absolutely amazing…… it allowed us to connect with various industry professionals and gave us a deeper understanding of the product, the thinking behind it, its conventional and unconventional uses and all the specifics related. It gave us a one on one interaction with products and materials, which was incredibly more informative than online research.’  Aya Takla