Mountain America Performing Arts Centre
- Melinda Miller, Principal Engineer
ABD Engineering and Design performed an environmental study to help anticipate the noise from the highway adjacent to the theater, and followed up with complete room acoustics, noise isolation, and mechanical noise control for the theater and proscenium thrust stage. The theater has a complicated system of lifts, positioned in close proximity to the audience, which required extensive noise mitigation.
The Hale Centre Theatre is set in the round for an old-world feel, with new-world design. ABD’s Professional Engineers developed recommendations for treatment, along with construction materials and methods to provide an acoustically rich and pleasing environment.
“The fidelity and sharpness of the acoustics within each theatre is astoundingly good and we continue to receive rave reviews from patrons on how well they can hear the actors, lyrics and music. As you know, the sound issues were one of our top priorities for this challenging space and we are more than pleased with the final results. You were always quick to respond to questions and concerns throughout the design and construction process, not to mention being one of the most pleasant people we have worked with. Not only that, but you stuck to your initial bid pricing which was very reasonable and didn’t surprise us with ‘unexpected changes’. On a scale of 1 – 10, you and your company rate an 11.”
– Mark Dietlein, President and CEO, Hale Centre Theatre