Dr Stuart Colam in Studio one (NOVARS) with the Class.
Dr Stuart Colam in The Cosmo Rodewald with the Class.
Dr Stuart Colam Lecturing in the Electroacoustic Studio Cluster
Dr Stuart Colam, acoustic engineer of Arup Acoustics delighted second year undergraduate students with a masterclass about acoustics and room acoustics. The class followed with a visit to the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall and Studio One at NOVARS, where he explained and discussed the main acoustic features of each space.
Arup Acoustics are responsible for the acoustic design of The Electroacoustic Studios at University of Manchester (home of NOVARS Research Centre), The Cosmo Rodewald, The Bridgewater Hall and Wales Millennium Centre.
More about Arup: Founded in 1946 with an initial focus on structural engineering, Arup first came to the world’s attention with the structural design of the Sydney Opera House, followed by its work on the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Arup has since grown into a truly multidisciplinary organisation. Most recently, its work for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing has reaffirmed its reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs that reinvent the built environment.
Arup brings together broad-minded individuals from a wide range of disciplines and encourages them to look beyond the constraints of their own specialisms.
This unconventional approach to design springs in part from Arup’s ownership structure. The firm is owned in trust on behalf of its staff. The result is an independence of spirit that is reflected in the firm’s work, and in its dedicated pursuit of technical excellence.