Educational Facilities
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Cedar Valley Church
2009
Cedar Valley added a new wing containing three separate projects that required some acoustic modifications; a multi-use gymnasium, a classroom for elementary & middle school students, and a theatre/lecture hall for the upper grades and public performances.

The gymnasium was open to upper floor hallways and common areas, so some extremely durable absorption was specified for the high walls to withstand abuse, and a distributed baffle system to be hung in the roof truss grid to damp the noise in the room making it more controllable and comfortable.

The elementary room required playback of audio & video content as well as lecture sources, and could be configured for seating in multiple ways. Absorption was applied to the ceiling and mechanicals, a suspended cloud system designed, and portions of the rear walls damped for reflections and bass control.

The upper class auditorium is to serve for video playback, lecture, and music performance. Working closely with the architect and interior designer, a compromise design was conceived that provided adequate damping of early decays, left few artifacts, and provided well for contemporary music recital conditions.

Architect
Station 19 Architects
AV Contractor
Audio Video Electronics
Facility Website
Cedar Valley
Westwood Community Church
2009
Westwood Community Church is adding on in phases, of which phase one will include two lower level classrooms with a common gathering space.

This level of the building is right under the banquet hall, so extreme care and attention was taken to provide vibration and transmission control of sound into other sections of the facility. Isolation was specified for the precast walls, concrete slab floor/ceiling, and all penetrations, as well as HVAC noise control and flanking. Sound isolating doors and jambs are specified, the interior of the room treated with Sonospray on the ceiling deck and mechanicals, a suspended cloud system designed to coordinate with the lighting, wall panels arrayed for lateral absorption, with a full coverage sound system modeled.

The common area connecting these classrooms to a cafe, recreation area, and study zone were also analyzed and treated to provide a comfortable and controllable environment.

Architect
Cuningham Group
AV Contractor
Audio Video Electronics
Facility Website
Westwood Website
Park High School Auditorium
2008
Park High School auditorium needed to be updated acoustically from a hard surface room with the modification of the suspended ceiling clouds in a louvered arrangement and a new sound system modeled and plotted in EASE utilizing a cluster of 3 Danley SH-50 loudspeakers, subwoofers, and front fills.
AV Contractor
Audio Video Electronics
Woodbury High School Auditorium
2008
Woodbury High School auditorium required intricate manipulation of the ceiling deck for diffusive reinforcement with adequate low frequency absorption, some treatment of the backstage fly to keep the performance area under control, and the modeling of a new sound system based on a central mono source point cluster, with delayed fills for the rear of the seating area.
AV Contractor
Audio Video Electronics
MacPhail Center for Music
2007
MacPhail Center for Music had already been acoustically and architecturally designed when they requested a model for a multi-use sound system that could be applied to both the thrust stage seating arrangement and also to a much more intimate 'in-the-round' configuration.

Three clusters of Danley SH-50's were modeled for front firing directionality providing coverage for the traditional seating setup, and 4 Danley SH-100b units hung for when the performance was centered, all units being able to combine as necessary.

Architect
James Dayton
AV Contractor
Audio Video Electronics
Facility Website
MacPhail Center for Music
Saint Andrews Catholic School
2005
Saint Andrews Catholic school gymnasium was just too noisy and disruptive to adjoining spaces, so a ring of high impact absorption was modeled around the upper perimeter, and newer, more absorptive 'crash pads' were added near each basketball hoop. Overall reverb propagation time was reduced by nearly 2.5 seconds broadband.
AV Contractor
Audio Video Electronics