When we go into the office, we are working in compressed workspaces. We sit close together. We hear our colleagues’ conversations, even when we try not to. How can we shut them out when we don’t need to collaborate? Is it time to bring back telephone booths? Not necessarily.

In the midst of the growing desire for attractive and comfortable work environments without unnecessary impediments, acoustical considerations matter more than ever. Recent research shows that the acoustic environment remains important to workers. In fact, today’s knowledge-based workers are spending more time focusing and expressing a need for quiet environments so they can be more productive.

Waveguide is right in the middle of this design dilemma and we have solutions. You can learn about the essential acoustic components of a worker friendly environment. We’re excited to give an AIA registered presentation at NBBJ this week and are available to speak to your design team on acoustics best practices without compromising your creative goals. Contact us to learn more about acoustics in the workplace.