January 27, 2016 | Written by: Dan Adams | Original Publication: The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe – If These Walls Could Talk

Companies love to include grand rooms in their buildings, cavernous statement spaces with high ceilings and monolithic glass walls that draw the eye and the mind upward. But for all their visual majesty, these symbols of ambition and collaboration often come with a serious drawback: terrible acoustics.

That’s because the very features that appeal to our eyes — large, hard, flat surfaces — are the hardest on our ears, reflecting every sound and making those spaces uncomfortably noisy.

Sound-absorbing panels and other treatments have been used for decades to improve acoustics in large spaces. However, architects often worry they will spoil a building’s clean look. It’s also hard to appreciate how unpleasant an acoustically deficient room can be until you’re standing inside it, shouting to be heard over the din.

This is where a company like Acentech can help.



Boston / HQ

33 Moulton Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

617 499 8000

Los Angeles Office

601 South Figueroa Street #4050
Los Angeles, CA 90017

213 330 4237

Philadelphia Office

8 Interplex Drive, Suite 218
Trevose, PA 19053

215 245 8244

Charlottesville Office

2150 Wise St #4875
Charlottesville, VA 22905

434 218 0759

NYC Office

250 West Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10013

617 499 8001

Acentech is an employee-owned company, majority-owned by its employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).