The Vi (Formerly Classic Residence by Hyatt)
Palo Alto, CA
This luxury senior living complex, surrounded by heritage oak trees, is located adjacent to the Stanford University campus. Our firm provided acoustical consulting during the design phase for the independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing elements. Services began with an environmental noise assessment to quantify noise from traffic on Sand Hill Road and we helped select windows to reduce noise intrusion into living spaces. We worked with the architect to identify appropriate interior wall and floor-ceiling assemblies between dwelling units, sound-absorbing finishes in common amenity spaces, and HVAC noise and vibration reduction measures throughout the complex. Given the demographics of the residents, sound-absorbing finishes in dining rooms and in the indoor pool area were particularly important to help reduce occupant noise and maintain speech intelligibility.
- Steinberg Hart, San Jose, CA
- AIA Commendation Award, The American Institute of Architects, Santa Clara Valley Chapter, 2006