SH Acoustics is the leading specialist in acoustics and audio for museums, exhibition galleries, corporate exhibits and themed entertainment venues. We work with architects, exhibit designers, multimedia producers and AV integrators to achieve optimum quality and control of sound in many types of spaces.
Steve Haas is the President and Principal Consultant of SH Acoustics, an internationally recognized and award-winning consulting firm specializing in the acoustic and audio design of luxury homes, museums, performance spaces and recording environments.
With a great-grandfather who was a mason that worked on some of Europe’s finest concert halls and a grandfather who was a concert pianist and violinist that played with numerous orchestras, including the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra, Steve Haas was destined to make his mark in the field of music and acoustics.
Part of a $100 million renewal effort by The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, the new museum and exhibits were brought to life by a team led by FXCollaborative, ESI Design (New York) and Float4 (Montreal).
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian independence, the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa renovated, modernized and reinterpreted all three galleries in their signature Canadian History Hall.
Unified Field created 46 interactive experiences for the 40,000-square-foot space, which run the gamut from a large-scale, interactive “Conclusion Wall” generated by visitor contributions to a mobile app providing accessible visual and audio content.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture’s goal with the “Segregated Lunch Counter” interactive was to teach visitors about the methods and organizational approaches used by activists for protests during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The concept for the interactive and panorama film were initially designed by Ralph Appelbaum Associates and the Museum curatorial and design team as part of the exhibit design phase, but the interactive design and content was produced and deployed by Cortina Productions.
The 85,000 square feet of inaugural exhibitions for the National Museum of African American History and Culture take visitors on a journey that is rooted in history, embraces community, and celebrates culture.
The new Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg was designed as a national hub for human rights learning and discovery and a catalyst for a new era of global human rights leadership. Interactive experience firm Gagarin (Reykjavík) was given a complex challenge: communicate, in a highly accessible and engaging way, stories about struggles and triumphant movements for change in the realization of human rights around the world.
Eaton Experience Center is a large-scale immersive multimedia installation integrated into the main atrium space of the Eaton Center in Cleveland, Ohio. It was created to help communicate Eaton's values and strengths to employees, customers, suppliers, business partners, media, and government and civic leaders and to provide a communal space for employee and talent acquisition events.
The Museum of Science and Industry Chicago challenged Evidence Design to envision an exhibition of physics and chemistry that reflects its core mission: inspire middle-school children to achieve their full potential in science and engineering. The solution was to leverage the drama and fascination of the forces of nature as platforms for exploring basic scientific principles.