what we do

As a practice, we strive to de-mystify the fields of acoustics and technology to empower our clients and stakeholders to contribute to informed decision-making processes.

Whether we are influencing the building form, room finishes or integrating the technical infrastructure of multi media environments, we work creatively and professionally with the broader architectural and building engineering team to create innovative design solutions that are consciously directed towards our clients’ needs and budgets.

“We strive for clarity in all we do – our project delivery, communication, documentation and in the performance of our installed designs”

who we are

hanson associates incorporates a diverse team of specialists, each recognised as experts in their respective fields of acoustics and audio visual engineering. As a founding member of national consulting group, ICE Design, hanson associates regularly contributes to the world class talent of its interstate partnership and is able to service its clients from offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide. 

Mark Hanson

With twenty five years’ experience in acoustics, audio visual and theatre systems design, Mark has led the influential design practice since its formation in 2005.  He enjoys the challenge of creating inspiring, highly-integrated communication and performing arts environments and is recognised for his expertise in the fields of acoustics and speech intelligibility.

Mark Thompson

Mark’s background in engineering and computer science bring a highly technical approach to his work.  With ten year’s experience as an audio visual and acoustics consultant, he actively puts his mathematical skills to use in electroacoustics system design and acoustics computer modelling while maintaining an acute focus on the need for practical and cost effective solutions.

Simon Law

Simon joined the practice at its inception with an interest in music and technical skills in audio engineering.  In his primary role as an acoustic engineer, he brings technical rigour to our site measurement and analysis work and uses his practical skills in electronics and IT to maintain the business’s technical assets and operating systems.

how we approach it

total room environment design.

We apply a Total Room Environment Design philosophy to our work.  Our TRED approach relates to the holistic design of technical systems and the aural and visual building environment in which they operate. In executing our integrated acoustics, lighting and audio visual designs, we develop solutions with close reference to human ergonomics, comfort and process. We understand how our specialist fields interact with other building design disciplines and we pride ourselves on communicating technical requirements effectively to the wider project team.