Acoustics By Design was brought in by Diekema | Hamann Architecture + Engineering to design comprehensive acoustics and mechanical noise control for Saint Thomas More Catholic Church. The sanctuary was designed with a post-Vatican II motif, featuring seating in the round with a central platform for preaching and a side chancel for music. We used 3D computer models to optimize the space for music and the spoken word. Our final design incorporated an acoustically absorbent wood slat ceiling to complement the tile flooring, glass walls, and stone work. Our project report included detailed recommendations for room acoustics, mechanical systems noise control, and noise isolation for the sanctuary and fellowship hall.