Acoustic wonder at RIT

On September 16, 2010, in RIT, by Raj Murthy

RIT's saunders college of business front courtyard

RIT's saunders college of business

Yesterday, I was having a conversation with one of my brilliant colleagues Dr. Neil Hair in the front courtyard of the Saunders College of Business. At one point during the conversation we realized that we heard something like an echo. Turns out that the front of the building has a sweet spot right in the middle for making speeches. Try standing in the middle of the circle and speak normally, your voice will bounce off the short walls that border the area making it sound like an auditorium. Was this by design or just something that happened? I don’t know the answer, but it is interesting nonetheless.

Try it out and let me know.