Case Studies

City Year


Boston downtown headquarters
The City Year Boston headquarters is a 36,000 sq ft, four-floor space in a multi-story building in downtown Boston, MA.

Open office environment, lower privacy
Renovations to City Year Boston headquarters building lead to a larger open plan office space and greater potential for conversations to carry throughout the office. Loss of productivity due to distractions in the renovated space needed to be kept to a minimum.


Qt Quiet Technology™ – a better acoustic environment
The City Year acoustical consultant recommended that sound masking from Cambridge Sound Management be incorporated into renovation plans. Qt Quiet Technology system was installed in all open plan areas of City Year’s new headquarters.


A productive, private and comfortable office space
City Year is thrilled with their new, productive workspace. Conversations don’t carry through the open areas and conversational distractions are kept to a minimum.

About Cambridge Sound Management, Inc.

Cambridge Sound Management, Inc., the world’s largest provider of sound masking solutions, manufactures QtPro and DynasoundPro sound masking systems to help organizations across multiple industries protect speech privacy, reduce noise distractions, and increase workplace productivity. Cambridge Sound Management’s proprietary sound masking technology works by emitting a uniform, barely perceptible background sound at the frequencies of human speech. Cost-effective and easy to install, their sound masking, office paging, and background music systems are deployed in hundreds of millions of square feet of space throughout the world including commercial organizations, healthcare facilities, financial services, government agencies, and educational institutions. Cambridge Sound Management is a Biamp Systems company.