Building & Architectural Acoustics

Commercial and Industrial Facilities are increasingly demanding high quality acoustic environments for offices, studios, meeting rooms, laboratories and factories. Issues such as speech privacy, speech intelligibility, perceptible vibrations and acoustic ambience can make the difference between acceptable and unacceptable built spaces.

Hugh Williamson Associates has extensive experience in acoustics and noise and vibration control. We work with architects, interior designers, facilities managers, engineers and developers to ensure that the client’s needs for an acceptable noise and vibration environment are met.

We provide practical and appropriate cost solutions for remedial work or building alterations.

Professional Consulting Services

  • Acoustical design of offices, board rooms, conference rooms, studios, laboratories and residences
  • Acoustical design of auditoria, theatres and performance spaces
  • Noise control of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems
  • Acoustical and vibration studies for planning approvals
  • Environmental noise and vibration control, Certificates of Approval

Project Experience



Acoustical Design, Major Office Building

For MBNA Bank: Control of noise from mechanical services, acoustical isolation of offices, board rooms, 200 seat theater

HOK Urbana Architects
The Mitchell Partnership


Noise Control for an Historic Building

Develop noise control measures for major HVAC renovations to an historic building.

National Capital Commission


Acoustical Design, Falling Waters High-rise

Control of noise from mechanical services, impact insulation of floors for luxury high-rise.

Barry Padolsky Architects
Claridge Homes


Open Office Acoustics

Design for appropriate speech privacy in open offices and meeting rooms.

Indian and Northern Affairs, Canada(PWGSC)

Hull, Quebec

Acoustical Design of Audio/Video Studio

Design acoustical treatments for an audio/video recording studio.

National Archives of Canada (PWGSC)

Gatineau, Quebec

University Building & Classroom

Acoustical design of a large lecture hall for excellence in speech clarity and understanding

Laurentian University
Arts Building Extension

with J. L. Richards & Associates

Noise and Vibration Study for New Subdivision

Planning assessment of rail and road noise and vibrations for a new subdivision.

Bellwood Subdivision

Thompson Rosemount Group
Cornwall, Ontario

School Classrooms

Investigation and make recommendations for improved classroom acoustics.

Montessori School

Aylmer, Québec

Acoustical Study of Long Term Care Facility

Acoustical study and recommendations for planning approval relating to aircraft noise.

Central Park Lodges