THROUGH THE YEARS… Celebrating 25 Years of Design Excellence! 2007-2009

Thorburn Associates is proud to have worked on a variety of projects throughout our first 25 years! 2007: County of Kern Emergency Operations Center, Bakersfield, California. The 7,000 sq ft standalone facility is designed to be the command center for county operations during a disaster/emergency situation. The three principal areas include the emergency operations center,… Read more »

THROUGH THE YEARS… Celebrating 25 Years of Design Excellence! 2004-2006

Thorburn Associates is proud to have worked on a variety of projects throughout our first 25 years! 2004: Baylor University, Southwest Securities Financial Markets Center, Waco, Texas. The University needed to create a learning space with a boardroom like atmosphere while main- taining the functionality of a classroom. With no clear vision on how to… Read more »

THROUGH THE YEARS… Celebrating 25 Years of Design Excellence! 2001-2003

Thorburn Associates is proud to have worked on a variety of projects throughout our first 25 years! 2001: Kaiser Permanente Medical Center and Offices, Santa Clara, California.  Phased construction of this three building replacement project included a hospital, medical office building, helipad, and central parking area. TA provided full acoustical design including an environmental review… Read more »

Project Profile: HSM StoneCrest

Thorburn Associates recently partnered with Hilliard Studio Method (HSM) to provide the acoustical design of their new HSM|Core fitness studio at StoneCrest in Charlotte, NC.  HSM features classes with a unique approach to resistance training.  As more and more people fell in love with the intense workouts and great results, they expanded to accommodate the… Read more »

HCAHPS Survey and Acoustics

The main goal of healthcare is to promote healing and recovery for patients. Recent studies have found that a poor acoustic environment can drastically affect the recovery of patients. However, on the most recent HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) survey result acoustics is one of the lowest scored categories by patients… Read more »

Facility Guidelines Institute Recognizes Importance of Acoustics to Patient Well-being

According to recent research, a poor acoustic environment can negatively affect a patient’s health and recovery.  The Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) Guidelines for Design and Construction is a document that architects, consultants, and engineers refer to when designing outpatient facilities and hospitals.  The main goal of the FGI is to keep the patients comfortable and… Read more »

Hospitals and Acoustics

When it comes to the acoustical concerns in hospitals speech privacy is often at the top of the list. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), requires that patient information cannot be disclosed without consent. This includes verbal consultations with doctors.  It is important that a hospital room be designed to maximize the privacy of… Read more »

The Exceptional Communication Experience – It’s More Than Just Technology!

“We help design the full experience” stated Steve Thorburn in a Lessons Learned project wrap-up meeting. The project was for an Investment firm and was a hybrid of project delivery methods: design/build for rooms the owner felt could be cloned and design/bid/build for special spaces. “It is more than the gear in the rack; it… Read more »

Complimentary Webinar – Urban Acoustics

July 15, 2015 12:00pm – 1pm Central COMPLIMENTARY WEBINAR….REGISTER NOW Education Credit: 1 AIA/CES LU (HSW) or PDH credit FBPE-approved provider As with any issue of building performance, the acoustics of a mixed-use wood-frame structure can be designed to meet or far exceed minimal requirements. It is the responsibility of the design team to determine… Read more »