Hi, Tom, I think there is double good news in this: (1) Science has moved really far from the original Avery Fisher days. It sounds as if ARUP can do real-time acoustic modelling and allow the design and client teams to hear the tradeoffs of design decisions. This is a few steps beyond SIASOFT, which was a real breakthrough 20 years ago (or so). (2) ARUP has had an acoustics team for at least 20 years -- I worked with them on some projects during my last decade at NTC in Glendale, CA. They were very good, as I recall. It seems they are doing more of this type of work worldwide and it would be interesting to look at some of their recent projects and the reviews thereof. On 2014-03-18 3:11 PM, Tom Fine wrote: > Hopefully this won't be like the many mistaken iterations of Avery > Fisher Hall > > > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jim Long" <[log in to unmask]> > To: <[log in to unmask]> > Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 2:34 PM > >> If think the acoustics might just end up being on the good side of "state >> of the art." See www.arup.com/Projects/Northrop_Auditorium.aspx. >> >> Jim Long >> Baroda, MI -- Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask] Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800 http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.