Go to Content
Columbia College Chicago
Acoustics - Principle Classroom and Lab Spaces
Print this PageEmail this Page

Acoustics - Principle Classroom and Lab Spaces


The main acoustics classroom offers an intimate teaching environment for up to twenty students, and it is centered between two distinct lab settings.

The Architectural Acoustics lab setting includes:

  • Field Sound-Transmission-Class (F-STC) suite, a unique research and teaching tool that allows for the acoustic transmission evaluation of various materials and material designs.
  • Semi-Anechoic Chamber that is well-suited to loudspeaker testing, psychoacoustics experiments, and other examinations that require approximation of free-field environments.

The Vibration Studies lab setting includes:

  • Full-Size Shaker System, suitable for mechanical fatigue and evaluation tests and able to accommodate objects as large as a personal all-terrain-vehicle.
  • Wide range of demonstration tools used to illustrate vibration concepts as related to machinery, small musical instruments, and more.

Top-of-the-line analog and digital instrumentation (Brüel & Kjaer, Norsonic, Quest, Kemar simulators, etc.) is provided in both laboratory areas in support of faculty and student research projects.