Theater Noise Isolation
IMEG provided acoustical engineering services for a sound isolation study for the Kenwood Theater. The plan called for converting 30,000-sf former retail space into a nine-screen movie theater complex. Background noise levels in movie screening rooms must be low enough to provide a suitable environment for their intended purpose. Noise isolation was vital to the success of the project and floor-to-floor sound isolation was a primary concern for the owner, as sounds from one screening room must not interfere spaces above and below.
Since the existing construction was not designed to provide the required sound isolation, IMEG provided the design team recommendations for partition types and modifications to the mechanical system design. This input allowed the design team to pursue a plan well-suited for cinema applications