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2021 Highlights at MCH

We are happy to share a few highlights of our many outstanding accomplishments of 2021.

 

Full-day CEU Webinar: Architectural Acoustics - Design and Construction


This webinar was offered through Halfmoon Education Inc. by Principal Tony Hoover.


This webinar included primers on Sound Isolation, HVAC Noise, Finish Treatments, Electroacoustic Systems. Common strategies to establish and achieve criteria for a variety of spaces were offered, as well as a greater understanding of the principles of acoustics.


Tony will be offering this webinar through Halfmoon Education again this March. We hope you can join us!

 

ASU Hayden Library - AIA COTE Top Ten Award


Our ASU Hayden Library Reinvention project was recognized with the Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Award.


This successful and popular reinvention hosts a variety of new flexible spaces for learning, creating, studying, and interaction.



 

Principal David Conant received the 2021 Laymon N. Miller Award for Excellence in Acoustical Consulting

Dave was recognized for his long-standing career as an acoustical consultant, providing cost-effective recommendations, inventive solutions, and kind-hearted spirit to his projects!

This is an annual award from the National Council of Acoustical Consultants (NCAC) and Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE).


"The award is to be provided to an individual who has practiced acoustical consulting in an exemplary manner over a sustained period of time to improve acoustical environments in and around buildings, transportation systems, work places, recreational and other occupied spaces such that the quality of life for citizens and communities is significantly enhanced."

 

Listening to the Voices of Spanish-Speaking Acousticians in the Americas published in Acoustics Today

Zachery L'Italien, MCH Consultant, along with his SSA colleagues published an article in the quarterly magazine Acoustics Today, which discusses the Spanish Speaking Acousticians in the Americas (SSA) regional chapter of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Hispanic representation in the ASA, and professional and academic opportunity for acousticians in Latin America.


The article is also available in Spanish as Voces de los acústicos hispanohablantes en América Latina.





 

Three MCHers presented at ASA Seattle!

Principals Tony Hoover and Dave Conant, and consultant Zachery L'Italien offered five invited presentations at the Acoustical Society of America conference:


Sound isolation from a consultant's perspective.

By Tony Hoover


Improving fan inlet conditions to reduce noise.

By Tony Hoover and Zachery L'Italien


Challenges and conundrums. By David Conant and Tony Hoover


Architectural acoustics short course presentation material.

By Tony Hoover


Strengthening the link between the ASA and the Spanish-speaking community.

By Zachery L'Italien and Ana Jaramillo

 

Important projects opened!


Many projects completed this year, and have opened to enthusiastic response, including:

  • Ravenscroft Jazz Recital Hall and Studios

  • Valley Presbyterian Church Renovation

  • John Adams Middle School PAC

  • Southwestern College PAC

  • Phoenix College Recording Studios

  • Orange Coast College Maritime Professional Training Center

…among others!

 

Interested in joining our team?


We currently have an opening for a Media Systems and Infrastructure Consultant. Be a key part of designing world-class facilities enjoyed by many!


Send Dave Conant dconant@mchinc.com or Tony Hoover thoover@mchinc.com an email with a cover letter and resume.

 

On a final note, enjoy our digital holiday card featuring the Valley Presbyterian Church.


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