It goes without saying that in performing arts facilities a proper acoustic design is paramount to the building's function.
Theatres, concert halls and auditoria require an acoustics design which has to take into consideration the type of art performed. Nowadays the push towards flexible arrangements has increased the complexity of the design involved and variable acoustics is now a common requirement.
The acoustician must work closely with the architect and the design team in order to ensure optimum conditions and to satisfy the patrons and the performers.
Studios for sound and video recording and rehearsals also require flexible arrangements; although the acoustics is now mostly dealt with in the digital domain, adequate sound isolation, both between studios and to prevent excessive noise ingress, is now paramount.