Acoustical Experience: Architectural Acoustics

About This Project

ARCHITECTURAL ACOUSTICS CONSIDERS A BUILDING’S INTERIOR, analyzing room geometry, finishing materials, and partitions, as well as its exterior, assessing how well the envelope isolates noise. In addition, architectural acoustics involves controlling noise from building systems, like HVAC, mechanical, and more.

 

 

At BKL, we have been consulting on architectural acoustics for decades, and have experience on scores of notable projects including the following:

 

Calgary Courts Centre

Calgary, Alberta
We consulted on interior acoustics, noise isolation, and HVAC noise design for this two-tower complex that includes 56 courtrooms and a 20-storey atrium.

 

CBC Regional Broadcast Centre Expansion

Vancouver, BC
We provided complete acoustical design for the renovation and expansion of CBC’s Vancouver broadcast centre. We controlled construction noise during the reno’s and designed interior acoustics, noise isolation, and ventilation system noise control. Read the full case study here.

 

UBC Buchanan Building

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

 

Bell Performing Arts Centre

Surrey, BC
We consulted on interior acoustics, noise isolation, and ventilation system noise control for this 1,200-seat proscenium theatre. Notable features include variable acoustics and an orchestra shell.

 

River Rock Casino

Richmond, BC
Located near the airport, this casino features an 800-seat theatre, gaming halls, public spaces, and a hotel. We specified building acoustics and made recommendations to isolate aircraft noise.

 

Four Seasons Hotel

Whistler, BC
We provided comprehensive acoustical design for this five star hotel with conference facilities, restaurants, and a health spa.

 

Olympic Olympic Oval

Richmond, BC
We designed the acoustics of the speed skating venue for 2010 Winter Olympics, including interior acoustics, HVAC noise control, and attenuation of aircraft noise. This LEED Silver facility now accommodates a running track, fitness centre, two international-sized ice rinks, and eight gymnasiums.

 

North Fraser Pretrial Centre

Port Coquitlam, BC
We consulted on the comprehensive acoustical design for this remand and assessment centre for prisoners with sentences over 30 days.

 

Sutherland Secondary School

North Vancouver, BC
For this high school, we provided acoustical, noise isolation, and HVAC noise design. The building incorporated tilt-up construction, a three-storey atrium, as well as drama and music rooms.

 

Christ Church Cathedral

Vancouver, BC
We designed the sanctuary acoustics, traffic noise isolation, and ventilation noise control for the $9 million renovation of this historic heritage cathedral in downtown Vancouver.

 

Multi-Family Residential

We have provided primary advice for partitions, HVAC, plumbing noise, and transportation noise control for dozens of multi-family residential projects. Our past work includes Olympic Village in Vancouver and Pinnacle in North Vancouver.

Category
Commercial, Cultural, Education & Research, Government & Justice, Healthcare, Residential & Mixed-Use, Sports & Recreation
Tags
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