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Teamwork, The Big Picture

With CENSEO's recent growth, our team has been focusing on the importance of working together effectively. After researching our options, we decided to make a trip over the Pali to Honolulu for a Wine & Design company outing. An evening of pupus and paint was exactly what we needed for company bonding and social [...]

The Future of Sound Accessibility

Accessible design for users with disabilities gains new ground with wearable technology advancements. Speech-to-text software developed by Google Glass now allows a smartphone user to speak into the phone with the conversation being digitally converted into text and displayed on Glass for disabled users. This advancement in sound technology is just one example [...]

Thinking Outside the Shoebox :: Concert Hall Acoustics

“Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.” -Plato It is widely recognized that early lateral reflections are significant in producing quality acoustics in a concert hall setting. The widening of the sound image to increase the perceived closeness of sound has been a technique [...]

The Invisible Element in Great Design

Invisible to the human eye; profoundly impacting to architectural appeal. What is this invisible presence altering the human experience in design and architecture? Acoustics “Acoustics is the interdisciplinary science that deals with the study of all mechanical waves in gases, liquids, and solids including topics such as vibration, sound, ultrasound and infrasound. The application [...]

UH Kennedy Theatre Orchestra Pit Lift

The CENSEO team recently completed an orchestra pit lift project at the University of Hawaii Kennedy Theatre. . Our team of engineers redesigned the pit lift using a new, more efficient system that solved several functionality problems with the existing 50-year-old hydraulic lift. After fully understanding the needs of the UH Kennedy Theatre project [...]