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Acentech Partners with Jaffe for Consulting Group

Acentech, a multidisciplinary acoustics, audiovisual systems design, and vibration consulting firm, has launched Studio A, a specialized consulting group that offers acoustical, audiovisual design, and vibration control specifically for the performing arts.

Acentech, a multidisciplinary acoustics, audiovisual systems design, and vibration consulting firm, has launched Studio A, a specialized consulting group that offers acoustical, audiovisual design, and vibration control specifically for the performing arts. Studio A represents a combination of Acentech's 60 years of consulting experience with the legacy of Christopher Jaffe, an innovator in the acoustics field.

Christopher Jaffe

Studio A aims to create world-class environments for the performing arts, according to company officials. The group's team of experts applies the personal experience gleaned from their many concert hall and theatre projects with scientific principles, computer modeling, and acoustic simulation (or auralization) technology, plus their own personal passion for the performing arts, to form a holistic view of projects.

Considered a pioneer in the field of acoustical design for the performing arts by the company, Christopher Jaffe has consulted on more than 250 concert halls, opera houses, theaters, and music pavilions on five continents, including the new Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall and the recent renovation of the Kennedy Center Concert Hall and Opera House in Washington, D.C., and Severance Hall in Cleveland, Ohio.

"A great performance venue is a space that can accommodate a moving emotional experience for performer and audience alike," said Jaffe in a statement. "Leveraging Acentech's considerable experience, Studio A will collaborate with architects and owners to assist them in creating the best acoustical and audiovisual environments for world-class performances."

"With an extensive background in music, theater, and dance, our staff combines engineering rigor with a passion for the arts," said Chris Savereid, president of Acentech. "We are proud to have Christopher Jaffe on our team. No other acoustical consultant has worked with as many professional symphony orchestras, opera companies, dance groups, and theater companies."



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