City of West Des Moines, Iowa
- Melinda Miller, Principal Engineer
- Quincey Smail, Senior Acoustical Consultant
ABD Engineering & Design worked with Confluence on the City of West Des Moines Jamie Hurd Amphitheater (1,550 SF stage for 50 musicians, and lawn seating for 2000 people).
Our Acoustical Engineering services included a site noise study. We used the data collected on site for modeling the proposed amphitheater designs to determine sound propagation throughout the site, and from the amphitheater to the community, including the nearby library. ABD’s recommendations for noise mitigation to reduce the overall community noise exposure, were also targeted at providing the best outdoor performance environment possible.
As the project moved forward, ABD worked with the architect and city stakeholders to review construction drawings and confirm our recommendations.