Client: Sony Corporation of America
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Sony Corporation of America’s move of its headquarters from 550 Madison Avenue to 11 Madison Avenue included the relocation of many specialty spaces including a screening room, artist lounges, multipurpose rooms, and studios as well as many conference rooms and offices that functioned as listening rooms for record industry senior executives.
The spaces had to meet the needs of Sony, Sony Corporate, and Sony Pictures. The acoustical environment we encountered was unique—typical offices have sound systems for playing recorded music and some offices and conference rooms have robust sound systems with subwoofers. Balanced with the desire to hear music in the background of each space, a certain level of sound isolation was expected that befits this global entertainment brand.