Another Solid Showing by this Year's Design Competition Team

Sara Gambacorta and Christopher Springthorpe
Sara Gambacorta '16 of Getzville, New York and Christopher Springthorpe '16 of Welwyn, England, were awared a commendation prize for this year's design tournament sponsored by the Technical Committee on Architectural Acoustics of the Acoustical Society of America. The 2016 competition specified the design of a performing arts complex located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Ginnie and Ethan submitted their entry in the competition
while undergraduates at The University of Hartford. Their submission was a poster presentation demonstrating room acoustics, noise control, and acoustic isolation techniques in building planning and room design. Individual students or teams of two or three undergraduate or graduate students were eligible. Almost all of the 12 poster submissions from the United States and around the world were from graduate programs in acoustics. The anonymous entries were displayed and professionally judged at the society's May 2016 meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Sara received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering,
summa cum laude, majoring in Acoustical Engineering and Music. She has accepted a position with Jaffe Holden Acoustical Consultants in Norwalk, CT. Chris received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering, magna cum laude, majoring in Acoustical Engineering and Music. He has accepted a position with Threshold Acoustics Consulting firm, located in Chicago.