Newson Brown Acoustics, LLC worked with the architect and the rest of the design team from the very start of design to the end of construction which resulted in a performance space with great acoustics for a wide variety of uses. This Music Hall sounds terrific whether the performances be instrumental, choral or theatrical in nature. A big “Thumbs Up” to Newson Brown Acoustics, LLC.
— Bill J. Cox, Theater Manager, Bonita Center for the Arts

Broad Stage Performing Arts Center, Santa Monica
Acoustical consulting for a 500-seat multi purpose performance space. Scope included noise section of Environmental Impact Report. Completed in 2008.

South Coast Repertory Theater, Costa Mesa
Full acoustical design of a $19 million expansion and renovation including new 336 seat Argyros stage and renovation of the existing main stage. Described as a “triumph” by the LA Times upon project completion in 2002.

Conga Room at L.A. Live!
Live music venue with world class sound. Opened 2008. Winner of multiple awards including 2009 Interior Design Magazine- Best of the Year Award.

Los Angeles Unified School District, High School for the Visual & Performing Arts, Grand Avenue
Includes 950 seat multi-purpose auditorium with orchestra pit, Black Box Theater, Recital Hall, Instrumental and Choral rooms and Music Practice Rooms. Project completed 2008.

Chaminade College Preparatory, Performing Arts Building, West Hills
Full acoustical design for 24,000-square-foot facility including 354-seat Theater, Band Room, Drama Classroom, Ensemble Room and Practice Rooms. Project completed 2012.

UCLA, Evelyn & Mo Ostin Music Center
Following on from acoustical consulting for the 1999 renovation of Schoenberg Hall, including practice rooms and 525 seat auditorium which is used for concerts, recitals and lectures, Newson Brown Acoustics also completed the design of a 23,000 sq. ft. addition which includes a state-of-the-art recording studio and large ensemble/rehearsal hall. Project completed 2015.

Spaghettini, Beverly Hills
Live jazz and dining venue. Opened 2014.

Gallo Performing Arts Center, Modesto
Project includes 1200 and 400 multipurpose theaters with orchestra pits. Project completed 2007.

Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
Acoustical appraisal of value engineering proposals for HVAC systems. Project completed 2003.

Patrick Henry High School, San Diego
Includes 500 seat theater.  Completed 2016.

Rancho Campana High School
Performing Arts Center, includes 700 seat theater.  Completed 2016.

Temple Israel of Hollywood
Major renovation of 5000 sq. ft space used for multiple functions including music. Completed in 2015.

Golden West College, Music Department, Acoustical Renovation
Acoustical upgrades to a total of 21 music rooms, including Instrumental and Choral Rehearsal Rooms, a recording studio, classrooms and practice rooms. Recommendations issued in 2008 have been implemented in phases.

Kwai Tsing and Yuen Long Theatres Hong Kong
Two separate developments for Hong Kong Government, each includes 900 seat, world class, multi-purpose auditorium, exhibition, lecture and function rooms. Projects completed 2000.

Bonita USD New Performing Arts Center
The Bonita Center for the Arts is a multi-use venue housing a 700-seat proscenium theatre and 60-seat multipurpose/green room. Located on the San Dimas High School campus, the Center is utilized by the entire Bonita Uni ed School District, as well as visiting performing arts companies. Completed 2014.

Corpartes Theater, Santiago, Chile
900 seat multi-purpose performance space completed 2015.

Utah State University Logan, Kent Hall Renovation
Renovation of 1800 seat Concert Hall.

Cal State San Marcos, San Marcos, California
Acoustical consulting for the campus’ Orchestra Rehearsal Hall. Completed in 2002.

Jockey Club Auditorium, Hong Kong
A 1,025 seat theater at Hong Kong Polytechnic University used for professional and student events. Opened 2000.

The Ranch Anaheim
20,000 sq. ft entertainment venue featuring a 350 capacity live music space. Completed in 2013.

Buckley High School, Sherman Oaks
Center for Community and the Arts. 2017

Musicians Institute, Hollywood  
Completed in 2018, the centerpiece of the project is a Performance Hall for student and professional use.  Requirement for performances to be visible from outside on Highland Boulevard required careful design of venue’s rear wall which includes acoustical windows orientated in a saw-tooth profile.

San Manuel Performing Arts Center, Aquinas High School, San Bernardino.  17,000 sq. ft. facility, with 336-seat multi-use theater.  Opened 2018.

The recording studio has already been used for nearly four hundred music recording projects, for a wide variety of musical genres including classical, jazz, world and popular music, by student, faculty and professional musicians. There has been an overwhelming enthusiasm for the acoustical qualities of the studio from these users. Classical musicians have been particularly impressed by the balance of acoustical liveliness and definition within the studio’s Live Room.
— Luis Henao, , Director of the Recording Studios, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Without a doubt, Newson Brown took the time to make sure the educational needs of our facility and the specific demands of the faculty were accommodated, all while keeping within the strict budgetary requirements of public education. The professionalism of Newson Brown was unparalleled during the whole project, and the music facility at GWC would recommend any educational institution utilize Newson Brown’s services when considering acoustical needs.
— Collette Hausey, Music Department Chair, Golden West College


  • LAUSD High School #9 - Robert Canfield

  • Conga Room at LA Live - Courtesy of Belzeberg Architects

  • Broad Stage Performing Arts Center - Benny Chan/Fotowoks

  • Newport Harbor High School - Cristi D. Costea Photography, Inc.

  • Inner City Arts - Courtesy of Michael Malzan Architects

  • Firebaugh High School - Cristi D. Costea Photography, Inc.

  • Buckley School,  Center for Community and the Arts - Takashige Ikawa / FF&P

  • San Manuel Performing Arts Center, Aquinas High School - Scott Rothwell