Sound Minds Acoustic Blog

From First Idea to Final Install:

Full Scale Solutions

From doors and trim to architectural and acoustical wall and ceiling solutions, Navy Island is a one-stop shop for all of your design dreams.

Creating with Veneer:

Matching Between Leaves

The way veneer leaves are matched can transform the result. In the second video of our Veneer Creator series, learn from in-house expert, Chris Clancy, as he guides us though veneer matching between leaves.

Creating with Veneer:

Matching Between Leaves

The way veneer leaves are matched can transform the result. In the second video of our Veneer Creator series, learn from in-house expert, Chris Clancy, as he guides us though veneer matching between leaves.

From First Idea to Final Install:

Full Scale Solutions

From doors and trim to architectural and acoustical wall and ceiling solutions, Navy Island is a one-stop shop for all of your design dreams.

From First Idea to Final Install:

Full Scale Solutions

From doors and trim to architectural and acoustical wall and ceiling solutions, Navy Island is a one-stop shop for all of your design dreams.

Creating with Veneer:

Veneer Matching
& Slicing

When working with so many different materials, remembering the specifics can be overwhelming. Welcome to the first video in our Veneer Creator series. We'll talk through frequently asked questions, focusing on veneer selection, to give you the pocket knowledge you need.

Creating with Veneer:

Veneer Matching
& Slicing

When working with so many different materials, remembering the specifics can be overwhelming. Welcome to the first video in our Veneer Creator series. We'll talk through frequently asked questions, focusing on veneer selection, to give you the pocket knowledge you need.

Welcoming Respite:

The Award-winning
Goose Creek SRA

Safety Rest Areas form an intersection of culture and nature alongside the nation's highways. Here's how the winning design of Goose Creek SRA is refreshing travelers using SoundPly.

Welcoming Respite:

The Award-winning
Goose Creek SRA

Safety Rest Areas form an intersection of culture and nature alongside the nation's highways. Here's how the winning design of Goose Creek SRA is refreshing travelers using SoundPly.

Halepuna Waikiki:

How a City Hotel Became
Hawaii's Best

Known as the "House of Welcoming Waters," Halepuna Waikiki is an oasis within the city of Honolulu. How did a decorative acoustic ceiling help turn this urban hotel into a quiet, luxury retreat?

Halepuna Waikiki:

How a City Hotel Became
Hawaii's Best

Known as the "House of Welcoming Waters," Halepuna Waikiki is an oasis within the city of Honolulu. How did a decorative acoustic ceiling help turn this urban hotel into a quiet, luxury retreat?

Clean and Quiet:

Acoustic Solutions for Healthcare

In recent years, new breakthroughs in acoustic materials have opened up fresh possibilities for cleanable acoustic surfaces. You no longer need to choose between clean and quiet. The latest sound-absorbing and sound-blocking materials are felt-free and wipeable for easy cleaning.

Clean and Quiet:

Acoustic Solutions for Healthcare

In recent years, new breakthroughs in acoustic materials have opened up fresh possibilities for cleanable acoustic surfaces. You no longer need to choose between clean and quiet. The latest sound-absorbing and sound-blocking materials are felt-free and wipeable for easy cleaning.

In Between Point A and B:

MSP Reimagines the Journey

The Minneapolis-St. Paul airport needed a solution to control the noise produced by thousands of daily visitors in its most circulated route. Here's how they did it using SoundPly.

In Between Point A and B:

MSP Reimagines the Journey

The Minneapolis-St. Paul airport needed a solution to control the noise produced by thousands of daily visitors in its most circulated route. Here's how they did it using SoundPly.

Global Pandemic

Tips for Safety in the Open Office

There's increasing pressure to return to the office, even as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in much of the United States. From a design perspective, what can employers do to keep their staff safe? We asked professionals in the industry to share their insights for modifying open office design for health and safety. 

Global Pandemic

Tips for Safety in the Open Office

There's increasing pressure to return to the office, even as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in much of the United States. From a design perspective, what can employers do to keep their staff safe? We asked professionals in the industry to share their insights for modifying open office design for health and safety. 

Addressing Covid-19:

A New Fear Of The Open Office

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, much has changed. To help your firm consider how these changes will impact office design, we've compiled a list of questions to guide your next steps.

Addressing Covid-19:

A New Fear Of The Open Office

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, much has changed. To help your firm consider how these changes will impact office design, we've compiled a list of questions to guide your next steps.

Next Level Design:

Shaping the Sound of the
World's Largest Starbucks

How did designer Jill Enomoto coax customers past the first floor coffee bar? With creative, uplifting design at its best.

Next Level Design:

Shaping the Sound of the
World's Largest Starbucks

How did designer Jill Enomoto coax customers past the first floor coffee bar? With creative, uplifting design at its best.

Auditory Oddities

Saxophone + Oil Bunker =

The World's Longest, Saxiest Echo

A saxophone and an abandoned oil depot come together to create an acoustic world record.

Saxophone + Oil Bunker =

The World's Longest, Saxiest Echo

A saxophone and an abandoned oil depot come together to create an acoustic world record.

Trombone + Scooter =

Trombooter

Need a good mid-day laugh? Check out this video for a hilarious surprise.

Trombone + Scooter =

Trombooter

Need a good mid-day laugh? Check out this video for a hilarious surprise.

Sound Smackdown:

Anechoic Chamber
vs. Reverberation Room

Anechoic and Reverberant Chambers lend themselves to unique noises. Click here to hear the acoustic difference.

Sound Smackdown:

Anechoic Chamber
vs. Reverberation Room

Anechoic and Reverberant Chambers lend themselves to unique noises. Click here to hear the acoustic difference.

Saxophone + Oil Bunker =

The World's Longest, Saxiest Echo

A saxophone and an abandoned oil depot come together to create an acoustic world record.

Saxophone + Oil Bunker =

The World's Longest, Saxiest Echo

A saxophone and an abandoned oil depot come together to create an acoustic world record.

Trombone + Scooter =

Trombooter

Need a good mid-day laugh? Check out this video for a hilarious surprise.

Trombone + Scooter =

Trombooter

Need a good mid-day laugh? Check out this video for a hilarious surprise.