|Robert Bradford Newman, a founding partner of Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc., and was a faculty member of the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT and of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University for over 30 years. He was widely known and respected as a teacher with an extraordinary ability to communicate the essentials of architectural acoustics. Bobâ€™s lectures of his 1970 fall semester course at MIT were recorded on cassette tapes, and the recordings were recently uncovered, transcribed, and put into a digital format.
The local Greater Boston Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America will preview one of these tapes at its upcoming meeting, with an audio clip and part of the related transcription. The unveiling of this snippet is sponsored by The Newman Student Award Fund; that fund was initiated by a committee of his friends to honor outstanding students at schools of architecture and architectural engineering throughout the world.