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DLAA | D.L. Adams Associates provides consulting and design services in acoustics, Theatre Design, AV and IT/telecommunications, with offices located in Denver, CO and Kailua, HI.

At D.L. Adams Associates, Sound is our business.  We are expert Acousticians and Acoustical Consultants, specializing in Theater Consulting, Audio-Video Design, (AV) and Low-Voltage Design.

Since 1979 we have helped clients create an acoustic experience on the stage, in the classroom, on the factory floor and beyond.  We blend acoustic-centered thinking with technical knowledge to develop real-world solutions.  From technical theater system design to vibration control, from noise dampening to room acoustics, we continue to help our clients adapt to a world of ever-increasing acoustical challenges.

Our forty years of experience in acoustical consulting and system engineering proves our consultants have the expertise and knowledge to enhance the acoustical performance of any unique structural environments.  With each project, we pursue new ways to design more efficient cost-effective acoustical systems that not only perform to the best of their ability but also meet your requirements.

With offices in Denver, Colorado, and Kailua, Hawaii, our consulting, and design services extend nationally and internationally.  Our experience reaches to South America, Europe, and around the Pacific Rim, including Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Guam, Palau, and the Northern Mariana Islands.  Regardless of the project location, both offices work together as a team to share information and ideas.

The DLAA Team delivers creative solutions, innovation, and performance to every project we tackle.

Our Services Include:

Acoustic Consulting Services

  • Performing Arts Acoustics
    • Concert Hall, Recital Halls, and Rehearsal Rooms
    • Auditoriums Theatres
    • 2,500 seat Road Houses, to 500 seat Flexible Theatres
    • Educational Performing Arts Schools
    • Black Boxes and Flexible Rehearsal Halls
  • Architectural Acoustics for all building types
  • Education, K12 with emphasis on STEM and STEAM classrooms, Multi-function, gyms, and assembly spaces
  • Corporate acoustical planning for external and internal sound insulation
  • Healthcare, acoustics for all Healthcare Environments
  • Hospitality: Creating Acoustically Excellent Destinations
  • Multi-Dwelling: Noise–Control for Multi-family housing Buildings
  • High Rise Residential: Acoustical Consulting for High-Rise Multi-family and Residential
  • Performing Arts
    • Auditorium Acoustics
    • Concert Hall Acoustics
  • Transportation: Acoustics for all aspects of rapid transit
  • Noise and vibration control: including structural isolation systems
  • On-Site Testing and Analysis

Theatre Design Services

  • Strategic planning master planning and Design
  • Programming and Conceptual Design
  • Theatre and Concert Hall Planning and Design
  • Auditorium Design
  • Performance System Design
  • Performance Equipment and Design
  • Performance Lighting and Rigging design
  • Life Cycle Cost Analysis
  • Testing

Audio Visual Design Services

Audio Visual Design For:

  • Performing Arts Centers
  • Event space
  • Conference Centers
  • Conference Rooms
  • Hotels
  • Meeting Spaces
  • Auditoriums
  • Stadiums
  • Theaters
  • Concert Halls
  • Arenas
  • Amphitheaters

Audio Visual Systems Design

  • Performance Sound
  • Audio Reinforcement
  • Visual Messaging
  • Assistive Listening
  • Video Projection
  • Video Conferencing
  • Whole Building Control Systems
  • Distance Learning Telemedicine Systems

Audio Visual Evaluations and Surveys

  • Noise and Vibration Surveys
  • Noise & Vibration Monitoring
  • Planning and Noise
  • Noise Impact Assessments
  • Pre-construction Noise/Vibration Assessments
  • Sound Testing
  • Sound Insulation Investigations
  • Noise at Work Assessments
  • Smart Noise Control
  • Construction Management Plan (Noise, Vibration, and Dust)
  • Noise Mapping

Low Voltage Consulting Services

  • Intercom, and Voice Paging System Design
  • Public Announcement (PA) Systems
  • Structured Cabling
  • Wireless Networks Design
  • Video Surveillance Systems
  • Master Clock Systems
  • CATV Distribution System

DLAA provides Expert Witness Testimony