Noise is the top employee complaint in office spaces, and sound is often an underrated part of space design. Hybrid offices need to create buzz in the office while limiting distractions for focus work—requiring proper acoustics between collaborative group spaces and individual workspaces.
Office layouts, surface materials, and acoustic products each affect an office’s sound landscape. Learn about creating comfortable soundscapes through our knowledge series.
Our knowledge series breaks down the fundamentals of sound, details the different approaches for minimizing ambient noise, and analyzes acoustic trends in this new era of hybrid work.
Our Hushoffice pods are modular quiet spaces with a range of sizes, from a phone booth to an entire meeting room. They help block outside sound and offer a comfortable, climate-controlled environment for private conversations or focus work.
People seek out quiet spaces for various reasons: to concentrate on important work, to hold virtual meetings with remote coworkers, or to escape busy areas for a brief reset. Comfortable, acoustically balanced rooms provide opportunities for restoration in the workplace.
Designing an acoustically balanced office space requires attention to detail: from large acoustic wall panels to soft chairs and couches that help absorb sound. We offer comfortable furniture products that contribute to reducing ambient noise.
When noise is a distraction in the office, we need to recognize and manage the challenge through office acoustic solutions.
In this special feature on acoustics, Carole Crosnier begins by examining the origins of the acoustics issue from a bird’s eye view. In Part II, Alex Przybyla summarises how today’s rating systems approach acoustics as part of a certifiably healthy workplace.