Acoustical Experience: Architecture

  • Architectural Acoustics

About This Project

Acoustics for architecture requires consideration of interior geometry and finishes for room acoustics, partition and envelope noise isolation and control of building system noise. BKL’s experience includes many notable projects, including:


Calgary Courts Centre

Calgary, AB
Interior acoustics, noise isolation and HVAC noise design for two tower complex including 56 courtrooms and 20 storey atrium.


CBC Regional Broadcast Centre Expansion

Vancouver, BC
Renovation and expansion of the CBC broadcast facility to include a major news gathering centre and new television and radio studios. Included interior acoustics, noise isolation, ventilation system noise control and construction noise control.


UBC Buchanan Building

Vancouver, BC
Acoustical design for renovations to the four blocks of the building, including lecture theatres, seminar rooms and offices.


Bell Centre for the Arts

Surrey, BC
Interior acoustics, noise isolation and ventilation system noise control for 1,200 seat proscenium theatre incorporating variable acoustics and orchestra shell.


River Rock Casino

Richmond, BC
Full acoustic design including aircraft noise isolation for gaming halls, hotel public spaces, and 800 seat theatre for this major casino development on the Fraser River North Arm.


Four Seasons Hotel

Whistler, BC
Comprehensive acoustical design of five star hotel including conference facilities, restaurants and health spa.


Olympic Skating Oval

Richmond, BC
Acoustical design of speed skating venue for 2010 Winter Olympics, including interior acoustics, HVAC noise control and attenuation of aircraft noise. Post Olympics, this LEED Silver facility will accommodate a running track, fitness centre, two international size ice rinks and eight gymnasiums.


North Fraser Pre-Trial Centre

Port Coquitlam, BC
Comprehensive acoustical design for remand and assessment centre for prisoners sentenced to more than 30 days.


Sutherland Secondary School

North Vancouver, BC
Acoustic, noise isolation and HVAC noise design for replacement highschool incorporating tilt-up construction, drama and music rooms and large, 3 storey atrium.


Christ Church Renovation and Redevelopment

Vancouver, BC
sanctuary acoustics, traffic noise isolation and ventilation noise control for $9 million renovation of historic heritage cathedral in the Central Business District.


Multi-Family Residential

Numerous multi-family developments where we provided primary advice for partitions, HVAC, plumbing noise, and transportation noise control, such as Olympic Village in Vancouver and Pinnacle in North Vancouver.

Commercial, Cultural, Education & Research, Government & Justice, Healthcare, Residential & Mixed-Use, Sports & Recreation
Baseline Noise Monitoring, Building Services Noise & Vibration, Cadna/A Noise Modelling, Commissioning, Construction Noise Monitoring, Construction Vibration Monitoring, Design-Build, Diagnostics, Environmental and Community Noise, Expert Witness Testimony, Field Reviews, LEED, Noise Mitigation Design, Open Office Acoustics, P3, Room Acoustics, Sound Isolation, Speech Privacy, Theatre Acoustics, Vibration Isolation