Higher Education

Recording Studios

The new performing arts recording studio for Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences is located above an active subway line on the 10th floor of the former New York Times landmark building in lower Manhattan. The project's goal was to create a professional quality recording studio, control room, and waiting area to serve the educational needs of the university and the recording needs of the local NYC musical community.

The intense vibrations caused by the subway and the additional noises coming from the surrounding city required acute site-specific sound isolation strategies to create acoustically tuned rooms within the envelope of the existing space. Sound isolation strategies include floated concrete slabs, isolated sound barrier walls, spring-isolated ceilings and services, and sound control door and window assemblies.

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