Designing religious centers presents some unique challenges. First, any public place where hundreds of people gather on a regular basis needs to account for exceptional logistics and planning considerations. Second, their sheer size and capacity presents special problems with the acoustic design - a worship service or music performance needs to be crisply audible from any seat in the house.
This church reached out to WSDG for help with its existing acoustic and electro-acoustic performance problems. After a series of measurements and tests, a number adjustments were made to the sound system and general equalization, and the relocation of the altar.
The Central Synagogue was devastated by a catastrophic fire in 1998. The restoration of this magnificent structure includes a highly intelligible sound-reinforcement systems for the main sanctuary, a unique reverberation enhancement system, and three sophisticated AV control suites.
For all its magnificent wood and stonework, Gothic beauty, and historical significance, the acoustics in this Norman Revival Chapel were compromised by an antiquated sound reinforcement system. In addition to simplicity, the new system had to provide crystal-clear sound, and, be as close to invisible as possible.
One of Brasilís largest churches, IBC required a flexible acoustic program able to accommodate worship services, concerts, dramas, and outreach events. Its large fan-shaped plan was conceived to improve visibility and integration between the audience and the stage.
This major renovation project repurposed a former movie theatre into a prominent inner-city church. In addition to an 800-seat theater for worship, musical performance, and outreach events, the program includes a state-of-the-art audio and video production studio.
Graced with an impressive natural-stone tower, this beautiful church was plagued by speech intelligibility problems resulting from excessive reverberation. These issues were resolved by a fully integrated architectural and visually imperceptible electro-acoustic solution.