Central Michigan University
- Melinda Miller, Principal Engineer
- Quincey Smail, Senior Acoustical Consultant
ABD Engineering & Design and Stantec collaborated with Central Michigan University on the Center for Integrated Health Studies expansion of the Health Professions Building. The new Inter-professional Education Center houses the Physician Assistant (PA) and Physical Therapy (PT) programs and provides opportunities to learn and practice together. The Michigan Legislature allocated $19.5 million for the building, with the balance from university reserves.
Tall airy spaces for circulation, collaboration, and learning often present challenges for architects and interiors. ABD recommended beautiful wood finishes that doubled as acoustical treatment. They added visual warmth and softer sound, reducing the expected echo and reverberation. Along with the usual closed and open office spaces, classrooms and laboratories, the center includes patient treatment spaces and medical simulation rooms with critical listening and recording needs.
ABD’s acoustical consulting services included Room Acoustics, Noise Isolation, and Mechanical Noise Control.