Silverdale Baptist Church, Franklin TN

On this project, AEC Acoustics consulted directly with the AV designer for a new sanctuary. In order to predict the acoustical effects of the proposed architectural design, and of any recommended acoustical treatment and speaker placements, we used a virtual modeling software called EASE (Enhanced Acoustic Simulator for Engineers). Working closely with the AV designers was beneficial because the software uses both the type and exact placement of speakers and maps the distribution of sound based on those sources and the reflections off the building surfaces. The end result was a design that would seamlessly enhance both contemporary musical worship and the spoken word.

Speech Transmission Index throughout the room.
Speech Transmission Index throughout the room.
Silverdale Baptist- EASE model.  Showing acoustical intimacy even on balconies.
Silverdale Baptist- EASE model. Showing acoustical intimacy even on balconies.