Houses of Worship Acoustics Experience

  • Houses of Worship Acoustics

About This Project

A worship service usually contains three major acoustical components: spoken word, devotional music, and congregational singing. A house of worship with properly designed acoustics can enhance the worship services. In addition, the congregation is best served by a sound system which works in harmony with the space.


The following projects represent our wide range of experience in churches from monasteries to contemporary, and from new design to renovations.


Christ Church Cathedral

Vancouver, BC
Assessment of existing acoustical conditions and design of remedial measures for traffic noise isolation, improvement of reverberation character and ventilation noise suppression for a major restoration and renewal.


Latter Day Saints Temple

Vancouver, BC
Acoustic design of temple room interior finishes and room enclosures. Recommendations for control of noise from building services, external chillers and other mechanical equipment.


St. Joseph’s Church

Langley, BC
Measurement and analysis of existing room acoustics parameters with EASERA. Room acoustics modelling using EASE. Recommendations for acoustical treatment to improve speech intelligibility.


Canadian Martyrs Church

Richmond, BC
Comprehensive acoustics and noise isolation design for a new Roman Catholic church, parish hall and attached school. Features include a glass wall between the sanctuary and narthex, sound isolated crying room and excellent acoustics.


Fu Hui Buddhist Temple

Vancouver, BC
Exterior noise penetration and room acoustics design for free standing Buddhist temple including sanctuary, kitchen and community room.


Vancouver Chinese Evangelical Church

Vancouver, BC
Acoustical recommendations for interior finishes for sanctuary and fellowship halls. Recommendations for noise isolation of the sanctuary.


Christ Worship Centre

Vancouver, BC
Design of sanctuary including recommendations for interior finishes, wall construction to provide noise isolation and silencing of the HVAC system to control noise levels.


Richmond Jamatkhana

Richmond, BC
Acoustical design for prayer hall, social hall and classrooms including room acoustics, control of HVAC noise, and control of noise from overhead aircraft approaching and departing from YVR.


Coastal Church

Vancouver, BC
Interior renovations to a downtown heritage church. Renovations had to provide acoustical benefits while maintaining heritage interior appearance.


Kamloops Full Gospel Church

Kamloops, BC
On site evaluation of sanctuary acoustics in existing church, assessment of deficiencies and recommendations for improvement.


Eagle Ridge Bible Fellowship

Coquitlam, BC
Acoustical design of sanctuary for new church and consultation on control of noise from HVAC systems.


Star of the Sea Church

Surrey, BC
Room acoustics and sound system design for sanctuary of new Roman Catholic church. Design includes a wavy wall to diffuse reflections from the circular rear wall.

A/V System, Building Services Noise & Vibration, Music Noise Control, Room Acoustics, Sound Isolation, Speech Privacy, Vibration Isolation