National Building Museum

Talk: Acoustic Interactions

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Members must be signed in to access discounts. For instructions click here.

Hive Structural TestOne of the guiding design principals of the Museum's Hive is the perception of sound within a structure. In fact, the designers liken the aural experience within the larger dome of the installation as standing in a clearing in the woods - some sound escapes between the tubular walls, while other sound is reflected back to you. Explore the relationships between acoustics and architecture with Chris Pollock, PE, associate principal of the global design and engineering firm Arup. Through audience participation, he demonstrates how architectural form, like Hive’s catenary arch shape and the volume of the Museum's Great Hall, impacts our experience of sound, perception, and emotions. This program takes place in and around Hive.

$12 Museum  | $10 Student | $20 Non-member

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

The Museum's award-winning Shop and Firehook Café are open for one hour prior to the start of the program. Shop and Café hours are subject to change.

Sponsored by:

CoStar Logo

Hive testing, photo by Museum staff. 

We're sorry, the deadline for buying tickets for this event has passed.