Thorburn Associates Awarded University of Illinois Acoustic and Technology Master Contract

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TA announces the award of a master contract from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for acoustics and technology system design.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign awarded Thorburn Associates (TA) a master contract for audiovisual and acoustical design for classrooms and other education spaces. The contract, issued as a result of a national competitive solicitation, enables the university to receive expert design services.

The scope includes: providing audiovisual and control system engineering solutions for designated rooms on campus; programming equipment; construction project management; supporting the project with end-user training on systems; providing acoustical analysis and recommendations of architectural finishes; and participating in planning and construction meetings.

TA is committed to helping universities develop acoustical and technology system designs to more directly meet the needs of the students. This contract replaces a previous, similar contract. Previous work on the University of Illinois campus includes room upgrades to several spaces including: David Kinley Hall, Architecture, Foreign Language Labs, Noyes Labs, Veterinarian Medicine, Speech and Hearing and a Conference Center. Thorburn Associates also holds similar contracts for North Carolina State and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Overall, Thorburn Associates is working on 36 campuses across the United States.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ( was founded in 1867 as one of the original 37 public land-grant institutions created by President Lincoln. With over 4,000 courses offered in 150 programs of study, UI supports over 42,000 students in their educational endeavors.

Thorburn Associates is a professional service firm providing acoustical consulting and technology system engineering for the commercial, corporate, leisure, residential and retail industries. For more information please visit

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