Inhabit acoustic design team has both the breadth and depth of design consulting and built form experience for all facets of the world’s ‘noise’ problems.

We have extensive expertise with a wide range of projects, from large scale environmental noise issues to the design of a small audio speaker, from intricate road noise and vibration barrier designs on major city freeways to high end recording studios and high seat count stadium applications.

Our leadership team has over ’50 years of experience’ having encountered a vast range of acoustic control solutions.

. Commercial facilities (restaurants, offices, business centres, meeting rooms)
. Corporate facilities (boardrooms, video-conferencing and tele-conference rooms, executive suites)
. Hospitality sector (hotels, conference or convention centres, ballrooms and themed spaces)
. Educational facilities (schools, universities, training centres or special needs training)
. Health care facilities (hospitals and clinics)
. Defence facilities (administrative offices, training facilities, airbase, security, operational, debriefing and specialist learning facilities)
. Transport (road, airport, train, bus, port)
. Entertainment houses (cinema halls, concert halls, multipurpose auditoria)
. Exhibition centres (museums and commercial)
. Houses of worship (churches, mosques, synagogues, temples)
. Public houses (courthouses, legislative facilities, law and order departments)
. Recording and production studios (professional, amateur or home based)
. Performance arts centres (theatres, opera and concert halls)
. Indoor sporting facilities (acrobatics, ice rinks, simulation rooms)
. Stadia (sports stadia, performance arenas)

At Inhabit, theatre planning and design is performed as an integration of what is typically, multiple design streams, in a single design task.

The objective of our design approach is the enjoyment of the function, the ‘show’, by one person at a time, and every person every time.

We collaborate with clients, performers, architects and engineers on the performance space design process in proactive ways to ensure that the building supports and positively accentuates the experience and enjoyment of the artists and patrons alike.

Our architectural, consulting and engineering background combined with construction knowledge allows us to ‘see inside’ the detail and design elements that are buildable along with seeing every point of view as to what makes an idea work.

We specialise in providing a turnkey approach to ‘entertainment space’ design that considers the acoustic, theatrical, scenography, audio, visual, operational and patron elements, considered as one design.

Our projects include opera houses, professional theatres, concert halls, dance theatres, ballrooms, worship spaces, performance venues, stadia, screening rooms, studios, suites, recording and film areas, sound stages and special needs auditoria for universities and high schools. Our projects range from intimate <10 seats private screening suites to massive >63,000 seat stadia.

Our services include:

. Stage machinery and platforms
. Chair transport and storage
. Sceneography
. Control systems
. Stage traps
. Orchestra shell systems
. Space geometry allocation
. Lifting and hoisting systems
. Lighting and lighting control systems
. Patron and actor routing
. Stage and audience chamber dimensioning
. Fixed and operable portal design
. Flying rigging and moving elements
. Fire curtains and fire safety systems
. Catwalks and gantries
. BOH actor and FOH facility areas
. Audio video and lighting control rooms
. Acoustic and variable acoustic elements and finishes
. Audio and visual design and interfacing
. Stage management and communications systems
. Exit, working and safety lighting
. Ambience and atmosphere schemes
. Sight lines
. Seating
. Operable elements
. Cable containment and management
. Television and recording systems interfacing
. Costing and equipment selection

We maintain a close relationship to global technical equipment suppliers to give the optimum solution for both operational needs and cost effective choice of systems.

Our team considers all past theatre success points in our design palette and we maintain an up-to-date analysis of all current global theatres.

We design theatres that work and provide advice to ensure the future of those spaces is active, useable and enjoyable.

We have no boundaries on where we will work, we bring ideas and options to the table and turn those ideas into solutions.

Inhabit’s ability to provide consulting in the field of Audio Visual Engineering focuses on the latest state-of-the-art technology and creative integration solutions.

We believe that giving clients the single point of go to services for all facets of audio visual and integrated acoustic design is the best choice of consulting engineering in this field as it takes responsibility for the whole design and not just the sound or vision component.

We test our designs in our performance based modelling software to ensure that both the sound and the vision can be heard and seen properly on completion.

Inhabit specialises in designing audio visual systems for environments in a variety of application scenarios.

Some of the key areas are:

. Commercial facilities (restaurants, offices, business centres, meeting rooms)
. Corporate facilities (boardrooms, video-conferencing and tele-conference rooms, executive suites)
. Hospitality sector (hotels, conference or convention centres, ballrooms and themed spaces)
. Educational facilities (schools, universities, training centres or special needs training)
. Healthcare facilities (hospitals and clinics)
. Defence facilities (administrative offices, training facilities, specialist learning facilities)
. Transport stations (airports, train stations, bus stations, ferry stations)
. Entertainment houses (cinema halls, concert halls, multipurpose auditoria)
. Exhibition centres (fashion shows, art display, vintage collections display, museums, retail)
. Houses of worship (churches, mosques, synagogues, temples)
. Public houses (courthouses, legislative facilities, law and order departments)
. Recording and production studios (professional, amateur or home based)
. Performance arts centres (theatres)
. Indoor sporting facilities (acrobatics, ice rinks, simulation rooms)
. Stadia (sports stadia, performance arenas)

Applied Sight and Sound = Acoustic Engineering for the modern world. A building is defined both by its finished visual form and its function, as well as how good it ‘feels’ to be in. Applied Sight and Sound is calculated engineering design that controls the acoustics and hence noise, and also brings to life sight and sound objects to create visual and audible emotion. How well these intricacies are designed determine how we ‘feel’ about being in the building or what we ‘thought’ of the performance. The final appreciation of the building defines the building.