One of our favorite uses for sound masking is retrofitting a space. Our most recent installation transformed a 1920s music hall into 2020s office space for the University of Minnesota.
Like a lot of schools, the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus is replete with historic architecture. From dormitories and classrooms, student unions and libraries, to theaters and arts venues, they were not just constructed to provide students with learning facilities. The buildings themselves were meant to leave a profound impression for generations to come.
And, while their foundations and presence have survived the tests of time, their uses have often changed. Evolving a nineteenth-century building to meet twenty-first century needs poses a laundry list of challenges.