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
Interior acoustics, noise isolation and HVAC noise design for two tower complex including 56 courtrooms and 20 storey atrium.
CBC Regional Broadcast Centre Expansion
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
Acoustical design for renovations to the four blocks of the building, including lecture theatres, seminar rooms and offices.
Bell Centre for the Arts
Interior acoustics, noise isolation and ventilation system noise control for 1,200 seat proscenium theatre incorporating variable acoustics and orchestra shell.
River Rock Casino
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
Comprehensive acoustical design of five star hotel including conference facilities, restaurants and health spa.
Olympic Skating Oval
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
sanctuary acoustics, traffic noise isolation and ventilation noise control for $9 million renovation of historic heritage cathedral in the Central Business District.
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.