BRC Acoustics & Audiovisual Design is a Seattle-based acoustical and technology consulting firm providing diverse services to public and private clients throughout the United States. Services include architectural and mechanical acoustics, vibration measurement and analysis, multimedia system design, noise monitoring, acoustical modeling, and noise contour mapping for environmental noise projects.
The firm was originally founded by the late Robin M. "Buzz" Towne in 1960 as Robin M. Towne & Associates. Later, when Roy Richards and Herb Chaudiere joined as principals, the name was changed to Towne, Richards, and Chaudiere, Inc., known by many in the architectural & engineering community and those in the acoustical design profession as TRC. With Buzz Towne's retirement in 1995, Dan Bruck became President of the firm and the name was changed to Bruck, Richards, Chaudiere, Inc., or BRC Acoustics. Although Herb passed away in 2000 while still active in the company, and Roy is now fully retired, we are proud to retain the reference to their names on the company that they worked so diligently to bring to prominence.
BRC assigns teams selected from our staff to analyze individual projects and to develop tailored solutions using the latest technology and information. Technical expertise and proven qualifications - and years of practical experience - enable our team to deliver cost-effective and innovative designs for projects of any scope.
We use state-of-the-art computer modeling programs in conjunction with noise and vibration measurement equipment to optimize the architectural and mechanical function of building interiors, to perform noise impact predictions, and in the design of multimedia audio-visual systems.
BRC is an active member of the National Council of Acoustical Consultants, Acoustical Society of America, and the Institute of Noise Control Engineering, and is an AIA Seattle Corporate Allied Partner.