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“The Bidness” – a LinkedIn article by Brian Patrick

October 04, 2018  |  Post by: Tina Ortkiese  |  Uncategorized Comments Off on “The Bidness” – a LinkedIn article by Brian Patrick

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Check out Brian Patrick‘s take on the
ins-and-outs of the bid process in his LinkedIn article.

“The Bidness”

Arpeggio in the news: “When it comes to noise, how much loud is allowed?”

September 09, 2018  |  Post by: Tina Ortkiese  |  Uncategorized Comments Off on Arpeggio in the news: “When it comes to noise, how much loud is allowed?”

An article by Arpeggio’s own Jesse Ehnert appeared in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, discussing airport noise and its impact on surrounding residential communities.

Check it out: Atlanta Business Chronicle “When it comes to noise, how much loud is allowed?”

Arpeggio Welcomes New Principal and Technology Practice Leader, Brian Patrick

June 12, 2017  |  Post by: Tina Ortkiese  |  Uncategorized Comments Off on Arpeggio Welcomes New Principal and Technology Practice Leader, Brian Patrick

Renowned Acoustic Consulting Firm now offers complete Audiovisual and Technology Design Services

Like all of us at Arpeggio, Brian Patrick is passionate about the science of sound and improving the experience of enjoying music, personal interactions, and aural comfort in the built environment. While he served in Principal and Director roles at other national consulting firms in the past, we would have the opportunity to collaborate with Brian on difficult acoustic and noise control issues. Over time, we realized Brian’s talents and experience perfectly complemented ours, so we asked him to join the Arpeggio team.

“I love audio and video technology. It is constantly changing and improving,” Brian says with his typical thoughtful excitement. “Over the years as building design trends evolved, the need for tailored acoustic environments has seen a revival and renewed place of importance. I decided that it was a perfect fit to align my technology practice with Arpeggio, an established firm with an outstanding track record of excellent results and a deep understanding of acoustics and noise control.”

Brian parlayed his love of good sound from his experience as a musician into earning a B.S. in Applied Physics from Georgia Tech, where his studies focused on acoustics and electronics. After starting his professional career as an acoustical consultant, Brian became attuned to the rapid adoption of audiovisual systems in commercial applications. “Early in my career, video use was exploding as technologies improved and became more affordable,” Brian recalls. “Then, AV in working and learning environments became more or less ubiquitous, even mundane. In the last decade, I’ve been passionate about designing technology systems that translate the institution’s purpose and vision into engaging experiences that lead to improved outcomes.”

Whether a project’s success is judged by the experiences it produces – such as in museums, libraries, and learning commons – or by the outcomes realized – such as the corporate ROI or increased retention or graduation rates for a university – Arpeggio is acutely aware that technology must fit into the context crafted by the larger institution. Brian excels at leading the planning and design process by demystifying technologies through a visioning approach that brings multiple stakeholders together in a productive dialogue. He also believes that understanding clients’ needs and delivering personalized design is fundamental, whether the project is big or small, high-profile or ordinary.

Over the last 20 years as a designer and consultant, Brian has led hundreds of AV implementations for a broad range of clientele, including corporate, public and private education, performing and visual arts, government, libraries, and museums. He has served on committees and as an invited guest speaker for over a dozen professional organizations including Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Assocation, Society for Information Display, Society for Marketing Professional Services, and Society for College and University Planning.

If you’d like to know more about Arpeggio’s audiovisual, communications and technology design services, reach out to Brian at bpatrick@arpeggiollc.com. He would love to hear from you.

Arpeggio Newsletter: Acoustics of the modern office space

March 11, 2016  |  Post by: Tina Ortkiese  |  Uncategorized Comments Off on Arpeggio Newsletter: Acoustics of the modern office space

Check out our newsletter, giving insight into challenges and solutions for the Acoustics of the Modern Office Space.

Arpeggio project selected for an AIA NY Design Award

March 11, 2016  |  Post by: Tina Ortkiese  |  Uncategorized Comments Off on Arpeggio project selected for an AIA NY Design Award

The design of Ernie Davis Hall at Syracuse University has been honored with an AIA NY 2016 Design Award!

Arpeggio consulted with the architect, Mack Scogin Merill Elam, on the acoustic design of this 128,000 gross square foot facility with housing for 240 students, a 500-seat dining hall, recreation facility, multipurpose room, gathering space, and other academic spaces. Our services focused on sound isolation, building systems noise and vibration control, and room acoustics for each space, including the multi-level dining space that featured extensive use of concrete and glass, two acoustically challenging finishes!

The project will be on view at the Center for Architecture in the 2016 Design Awards exhibition.

 

Institute of Noise Control Engineering Board Certification

February 02, 2016  |  Post by: Tina Ortkiese  |  Uncategorized Comments Off on Institute of Noise Control Engineering Board Certification

We are proud to announce that Arpeggio principal, Jesse J. Ehnert, is Board Certified by the Institute of Noise Control Engineering as of February 2016.

Corey Taylor joins Arpeggio

June 11, 2015  |  Post by: Tina Ortkiese  |  Uncategorized Comments Off on Corey Taylor joins Arpeggio

Corey Taylor Bio PictureWe are pleased to welcome Corey A. Taylor to our team of acoustic consultants! Learn more about his background and his love for all things musical here.

Arpeggio project shortlisted in World Architecture Festival

July 10, 2013  |  Post by: Tina Ortkiese  |  Uncategorized No Comments

An Arpeggio project designed by architect BLDGS, Congregation Or Hadash Synagogue, is shortlisted for an international architectural design award at the World Architecture Festival 2013 in Singapore. Acoustic design was a critical component of the unique ceiling design in the sanctuary. Find out more about the project and this prestigious honor at www.worldarchitecturefestival.com and www.worldbuildingsdirectory.com.

Arpeggio at ASA in Montreal

June 03, 2013  |  Post by: Tina Ortkiese  |  Uncategorized No Comments

Ehnert and Cunefare take their acoustic expertise to Montreal. They help to organize the The 21st International Congress on Acoustics combined with the 165th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Montreal, Canada.
www.ica2013montreal.org/techorganizers.html

The Devil is in the Details–article by J. Ehnert in The Construction Specifier

March 05, 2012  |  Post by: Tina Ortkiese  |  Uncategorized No Comments

Jesse Ehnert discusses common culprits that undermine the integrity of acoustic designs in his recent article in The Construction Specifier, “The Devil is in the Details” (March 2012).

No matter the thickness, size, or rating of a floor, roof, wall, door, or window design, its acoustic performance will usually be determined by its weakest link. Sound leaks and flanking paths can render the best building element acoustically inferior. In other words, it is easy to waste, effort, resources, and money on sound isolating constructions by allowing such sound leaks and flanking paths to diminish and dictate overall acoustic performance.