Covenant Fine Arts Center

ABD Engineering and Design provided acoustical engineering and AVL systems design for the Covenant Fine Arts Center at Calvin College. Our work included the 1,100 seat Auditorium, 300 seat Recital Hall, Choir, Band, Rehearsal Rooms, and support spaces.

ABD worked closely with GMB Architects + Engineers and the Calvin Staff to design state of the art AVL systems and acoustical features for the FAC. Our professional engineers used a binaural dummy head to measure the acoustical response throughout the auditorium and balcony. This data, combined with predictive 3D computer modeling, gave us the acoustical “fingerprint” of the space. Our design included adjustable acoustic features that can optimize the sound for any type of event. The facility has been met with rave reviews and is poised to meet the needs of the school for years to come.