Residential

Ada, Michigan

Completed

2005

The Family Recreation Building is a multipurpose, residential building featuring a large gymnasium, movie lounge, bowling alley, kitchen, pool and hot tub all tied together into one dynamic entertainment venue. Acoustics By Design worked with A.M.D.G. Architects, Inc., to perform architectural acoustics and building systems noise control throughout the facility. Our professional engineers used a computer program called EASE to model the facility in 3D and predict its reverberation time in each of the spaces. They used this data and detailed calculations to determine proper room finishes and to attenuate the heating and air-conditioning systems noise. Their efforts, in conjunction with the rest of the design team, resulted in a great-sounding facility, free from excess reverberation and mechanical noise.