2015 Acoustical Society of America Student Design Competition Announced

The announcement for the 2015 Acoustical Society of America Student Design Competition has been released.  The competition involves the design of a performance venue addition to a casino and hotel facility in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Teams must register by April 10, 2015, and final entries that are not hand-delivered at the conference are due by May 14, 2015.  More information can be found here.

Wakabayashi from Tokyo Institute of Technology receives 2014 Newman Medal

Congratulations to Chiemi Wakabayashi from Tokyo Institute of Technology, for being awarded a 2014 Newman Student Award Medal.  Wakabayashi was nominated by Prof. Yasushi Shimizu, for her contributions towards her team’s excellent design submitted to the 2014 ASA Student Design Competition. In particular, Prof. Shimizu complimented Wakabayashi’s study on how the stage configuration fit each stage performance, both from an architectural design and an acoustical design.

Smyth from University College Dublin receives 2014 Newman Medal

Smyth (on right) with Donal Lennon, head of the Built Environment Laboratory in University College Dublin

Smyth (on right) with Donal Lennon, head of the Built Environment Laboratory in University College Dublin

Congratulations to Fiona Smyth from University College Dublin, for being awarded a 2014 Newman Student Award Medal.  Smyth was nominated by Prof. Hugh Campbell, for her thesis “From Concept to Application: Analytical Frameworks in Architectural Acoustics in a Contextual Study of Three Anglican Cathedrals”, which addresses interdisciplinary developments in architectural acoustics in early twentieth-century Britain and Ireland.

2013 Newsletter now available

The 2013 Newsletter for the Robert Bradford Newman Student Award Fund is now available!  Highlights include a spotlight on fund advisor, Dr. Michelle Vigeant, news on award recipients in 2013, a guest editorial on women in architectural acoustics by Alicia Larsen, and much more.  Please consider making a donation to the Newman Fund to support our activities!