Project Description

Overview

A fixture of American philanthropic, disaster relief, spiritual and charitable outreach since 1880, the Salvation Army has been saving souls, serving the unfortunate and performing uplifting music for over 150 years. The original rehearsal studio and video CR had served the SA’s Eastern Territory Headquarters well, but it had outlived its initial purpose. A comprehensive update was vital to ready it for next-generation service, and WSDG was called in to redesign the complex.

Program

The 2200 sq. ft. 9’ high complex had been used primarily as a rehearsal studio for SA brass bands, and as a video production studio for short interviews and documentaries. A 180 sq. ft. Control Room was positioned between the 1500 sq. ft. rehearsal room and a 550 sq. ft. Studio B.  A total rethinking of the existing space was required to accommodate a state of the art recording studio

Design

WSDG Project Manager, Matthew Ballos played a key roll throughout the studio’s planning and reconstruction. His initial site visit produced a strong design program, which maintained the original configuration but totally repurposed the rooms. The new audio CR is outfitted with Pro To