Gareth Davies - MSc Architectural and Environmental Acoustics

Currently working for Holoplot in Berlin, heading up the Projects team. The team are designing some of the biggest audio projects in the world, from stadia, arenas, Houses of worship and major transport hubs. This includes the MSG Sphere in Las Vegas, the largest Immersive Audio system in the world. The company has recently won multiple awards for its cutting-edge technology and design.

I regularly speak at audio and acoustic conventions presenting project designs and our latest technology innovations.In my previous role working as an acoustic Engineer at WSP, I led the PAVA design for the HS2 Old Oak Common station and worked on a diverse range of projects from Museums, Airports and Sports Arenas.

Completing my MSc at LSBU opened a lot of doors for me, I was a mature student working as a touring audio engineer, I had a young family and wanted a change of direction in my career, allowing me to spend more time at home.I found the course to be an excellent gateway into acoustic consultancy, providing you with the theoretical background and more importantly the practical knowledge and skills required to provide value to an employer from day one. The lecturers provided great connections into local consultancies, and I was already working as an acoustic engineer at a large consultancy before the course had ended.

The facilities in the acoustic labs provide great opportunities to carry out a wide variety of research projects and are often used by external companies which again provides great links into the industry. The course lecturers have diverse backgrounds with many years of experience each having a clear specialist set of skills and knowledge to share.

The course, although not specifically covering electro acoustics, provided me the freedom to explore loudspeaker system design and modelling, supporting my final thesis on this subject. That has acted as the backbone for my career development and gave me the skills and industry connections required to progress very quickly.

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