Acoustical Experience: Renovation Projects

  • Renovation Project Acoustics

About This Project

Acoustical aspects of renovation projects can embrace all facets of the firm’s experience, from upgrading the noise isolation of the building envelope, through changing the room acoustics of interior spaces to improving the noise generation characteristics of the HVAC systems. The work may require consideration of interior geometry, surface treatments, wall constructions, and building system noise control.


The firm’s experience includes many notable projects, including:


Jubilee Auditoria

Calgary and Edmonton, AB
Major renovation of two 2,700 seat auditoria including improved auditorium acoustics (with Jordan Akustik, Denmark), exterior noise isolation and new, low noise, HVAC systems to reduce the interior ambient noise from PNC 35 to 40 to PNC 20 to 25.


Tech BC and SFU Surrey Campus

Surrey City Centre, BC
Room acoustics and noise isolation for teaching and research spaces as part of the tenant improvement package for an existing, unoccupied office tower and shopping mall complex.


St. George’s School

Vancouver, BC
Several projects to renovate music and practice rooms at the Junior and Senior Schools, and major renovation and expansion of the 400 seat Senior School Theatre, including mechanical system noise control design for rooftop equipment and other major mechanical components.


Victoria International Airport Air Terminal Expansion

Victoria, BC
Renovation of existing concourse and ticketing hall, and addition of departure hold rooms, baggage hall and Rotunda. The work included aircraft noise isolation, HVAC noise control and room acoustics.


Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

Nanaimo, BC
Acoustics and noise isolation design for renovation of shelled space into an expanded Surgical Suite immediately beneath the main mechanical room, and addition of a Perinatal Wing.


The Bridge Film Studios

Vancouver, BC
Site noise assessment and isolation design for renovation of semi-derelict industrial buildings into four sound stages from 9,000 to 16,000 sq.ft. and a 40,000 sq.ft. special effects stage adjacent to highway and railway noise sources. The buildings were formerly the historic Dominion Bridge steel fabrication plant.


Christ Church Cathedral

Vancouver, BC
Room acoustics, noise isolation, and HVAC noise control design for $7 million interior renovation of the heritage cathedral to improve the room acoustics for a new tracker organ and exclude traffic noise at one of the busiest street intersections in Vancouver.


Future Shop Head Office

Burnaby, BC
Acoustics for reception area renovation to improve the speech intelligibility for the reception desk and associated functions in a modern commercial building.


Fairmont Empress Hotel

Victoria, BC
Interior renovation of the Humboldt Wing into new guest rooms, and acoustics for public spaces, including historic Crystal Ballroom and front Lobby.


Global News Studios

Burnaby, BC
Several projects to provide improved room acoustics and isolation of exterior noise including the News helicopter for the TV studios and the Newsroom.


Earl Marriott Secondary School

Surrey, BC
Renovation and expansion of existing school building to include music and drama rooms, student commons and a 400 seat fine arts theatre.

Commercial, Cultural, Education & Research, Government & Justice, Healthcare, Residential & Mixed-Use, Sports & Recreation, Transportation & Infrastructure, Water & Waste
Building Services Noise & Vibration, Commissioning, Diagnostics, Environmental and Community Noise, Heritage Conversions, Music Acoustics, Music Noise Control, Noise Mitigation Design, Permitting, Room Acoustics, Sound Isolation, Speech Privacy, Theatre Acoustics, Vibration Isolation