Performance spaces for music and drama demand excellent clarity of sound resulting from exact control of beneficial sound reflections, elimination of compromising echoes and spurious noise from external sources and building services not only for the audience but also, and equally importantly, for the performers.
The firm’s experience includes many landmark facilities including:
Chilliwack Cultural Centre
Full acoustical design review as Owner’s representative for design/build construction of a 525 seat proscenium theatre, 250 seat studio/rehearsal theatre, gallery space and music school with 8 noise isolated teaching studios. Critical aspects of the work were noise isolation, ventilation noise control and room acoustics.
South Okanagan Secondary School
Full acoustical design for the replacement of the fire damaged heritage 375 seat Frank Venables Auditorium community theatre, including exterior noise isolation, acoustics for music and drama, and HVAC system noise and vibration control.
Holy Trinity Catholic High School Theatre
Fort McMurray, AB
Design for room acoustics, noise isolation and mechanical system noise control for a 325 seat community theatre incorporating a stretched wire grid technical floor and movable seating, as well as music and drama classrooms and associated back and front of house facilities.
Surrey Arts Centre Addition
Full acoustical design services for addition of a studio/rehearsal theatre, gallery space and visual arts studios to the existing Arts Centre. Critical aspects of the work were noise isolation, ventilation noise control and room acoustics.
Bell Centre for the Performing Arts
Full acoustical design for a 1100 seat community theatre, including exterior noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control, and variable room acoustics for music and drama. Opened to critical acclaim in 2002.
SFU Surrey Campus Podium Project Presentation Theatre
Comprehensive acoustical design for tenant improvements for SFU’s technology campus development at Surrey Centre, including 150 seat Presentation Theatre for music, lectures and audio/video film presentations, as well as audio and video studios, classrooms and research space.
Maple Ridge Performing Arts Centre
Maple Ridge, BC
Design for room acoustics, noise isolation and mechanical system noise control for a 500 seat community theatre, a multi-purpose studio theatre and associated back and front of house facilities.
Rotary Centre for the Arts
Comprehensive acoustical design services for a 500 seat community theatre, multi-purpose dance studio and associated spaces, including noise isolation, room acoustics for music and drama and HVAC noise control.
Terry Fox Community Theatre
Full acoustical design services for a 350 seat multi-function community theatre. Features include an orchestra pit, sculptured side walls and the ability to divide the theatre into three acoustically isolated teaching areas.
Timms Centre for the Arts
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Comprehensive design and recommendations for room acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC systems noise and vibration control for the 250 seat theatre, studio theatre, rehearsal hall and back stage workshops.
Rolston Recital Hall, Banff Centre for the Arts
Comprehensive acoustical design for 250 seat recital hall and recording studio with variable acoustics, 70 seat chamber music hall and 16 teaching/practice studios in a very cost effective wood frame building.
Kay Meek Theatre
West Vancouver, BC
Design of room acoustics for major reconstruction of a 500 seat proscenium theatre, 210 seat studio theatre, and art gallery. HVAC system noise control and isolation between adjacent critical spaces.
Whistler Celebration Pavilion and Plaza
Comprehensive design and recommendations for room acoustics and traffic noise control for a 400 seat covered performance pavilion, and 4000 seat open-air plaza to anchor Whistler North and commemorate the 2010 Olympic Games.
Comprehensive acoustical design for 150 seat professional theatre for lunchtime performances, located in a downtown shopping mall, including tenant improvement package and noise control of ventilation systems.
Yukon Place Arts Centre
Design of room acoustics for main performing arts theatre, studio theatre, and art galleries. HVAC system noise control and isolation between adjacent critical spaces.
University of Victoria Theatre Building
Room acoustics and noise control for the Phoenix Theatre, including a 200 seat proscenium theatre, a 200 seat thrust theatre, a studio theatre and associated support and back of house facilities.
Michael J. Fox Theatre, Burnaby South Secondary School
Acoustics and noise isolation design for a 700 seat community theatre forming part of a secondary school complex. Once funds were raised, subsequent work included acoustical design for addition of an orchestra shell to improve performing and listening conditions on stage and in the audience.
Victoria Conference Centre
Room acoustics, noise isolation and HVAC noise control and audio-video systems design for multipurpose conference centre including 450 seat theatre/recital hall and 1800 seat meeting hall.
Grande Prairie Regional College Auditorium
Grande Prairie, AB
Noise isolation, mechanical noise control and room acoustics for this 600 seat auditorium.
New Westminster, BC
Acoustics of 500 seat theatre, lecture halls and music performance spaces, mechanical system noise and vibration control.