Sandy Brown Associates LLP
Sandy Brown Associates LLP is one of the world’s leading consultants in acoustics. This specialist independent practice has provided inspirational solutions across a wide range of projects in over 50 countries. SBA is always able to draw on all aspects of its skills and experience to ensure the most effective response to any given brief. Advice is provided directly to clients or, on major projects, as part of a design team. The partnership works out of three offices in the UK - London, Manchester and Edinburgh.
Sandy Brown Associates was founded in 1969 by the late Sandy Brown and David Binns. In his six years of independent practice Sandy Brown raised the acoustic design of commercial sound recording studios to an internationally known product and built studios for many leading musicians including Cream, Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones. Sandy was asked back to his home town of Edinburgh in 1972 to act as acoustic consultant for the Edinburgh Opera House project and used, for the first time outside the BBC, an 1/8th scale physical acoustic model. This was the first use of this technique, developed by his colleagues (and later partners) at the BBC Research Department, in the design of an auditorium.
Sandy Brown Associates was the first major UK buildings acoustics consultancy practice. Sandy's work, and that of the practice that survives him, has had a major influence on the development of building acoustics both in the UK and throughout the world.
Sandy Brown Associates became Sandy Brown Associates LLP, a limited liability partnership, on 1 April 2004.