Recently a new ISO standard* for acoustics in open offices is published, requiring a well-thought-out design process. However, past case studies have shown differently. There has been a lack of collaboration between acousticians and architects, as they frequently work independently of one another when it comes to addressing these demand concerns.
A holistic approach is necessary to create a fluid process between the acoustic engineering, design, architecture, and building construction fields. This approach will allow the different experts to collaboratively work together and create the best end results. But how do we ensure this will happen? Do we need one designated person, who can coordinate between parties and bridge architectural design with engineering services?
* ISO 22955/2021 Acoustic quality of open office spaces