Arcgeometer is a Detroit-based studio run by Zackery Belanger. Its focus is the integration of acoustics into architecture – a formidable task being pursued on multiple fronts. The studio structure is an ever-evolving balance of consultation, research, design, education, and artistic work.
Zackery Belanger is a physicist working in acoustic architecture. He was educated in physics and architectural sciences, spent the 2000s working as a consultant and researcher for Kirkegaard Associates in Chicago, and the 2010s retooling our approaches to acoustic design. He was the inaugural Researcher-in-Residence at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and recently completed the essay Acoustic Ornament, which seamlessly connects non-acoustic surfaces and objects with those intentionally designed for sound.