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If your looking to design a church, you have come to the right place.
Church Architect Design Work
Project in Progress for Acoustical and Sound System repairs.
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First Baptist Church, Norman Oklahoma
This project may look picture perfect, but
it is not. Not because it was a bad
but because the church changed the
after the system was installed. Here
example of a well installed sound system
that the church out grew and to top
off, the church added 20 feet to the
Seating 1000 plus choir and musicians
In changing the stage, the church now
to face a number of issues.
- The cluster is now behind the pulpit by 10
- Most of the musicians are performing between
large parallel walls
- The church used to have acoustical tile on
the ceiling and changed it to drywall.
- Because of the high absorption rate, wider
dispersion speaker were used. This contribute
to major feedback problems when the room
changed but the system was not altered or
Front View of the church
After checking out the whole sound
I was very impressed by the original
that installed the sound system back
Intelligibility was very good when
conditioner was turned off.
Grace Church, Roseville, MN
Seating 750 people
It's hard to believe that two churches
miles apart having the exact same problem.
The original system was well installed
the known knowledge of the day. Like
church in Oklahoma, they too added
to their stage.
Bible College Sound System
St. Martin Church, Williamsburg VA.
A new church parish hall that has omitted
many of the design details I was asked
supply. I had supplied many no cost
and other details the church was more
willing to pay for as extra's, but
by the Architect in charge.
Results are as follows of the items
in reports before the construction
Over 3100 square feet of the interior
are not insulated.
The stage acts like a drum
The RT60 was over 3 seconds. The diffusers
brought it down to 2.4
There are 4 air systems instead of
1 - at
least they could have put them on a
The air supply is greater than the
air speed - there is supposed to be
return air flow than the supply air
These are just some of the design details
that were ignored
Community Church, Oshawa, Ontario. Canada
A new church
More Projects on the books
This church is brand new and it need open
heart surgery for their acoustics and once
that is fixed,
then the sound system needs to be re-installed.
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