Theatre & Studio Acoustic Design

Our goal is to create appropriate acoustical environments within defined specialty spaces. As acoustical consultants, our design assistance is related to noise and vibration control of mechanical systems, architectural acoustics, and sound isolation for acoustic studio design.

Contacting Valcoustics at the beginning of a project means that acoustics are addressed before they become problems. We review the existing conditions and specify the sound requirements based on your desired objectives for studio acoustic design (or other specialty space). Valcoustics provides practical and cost-effective sound solutions to acoustical challenges.

Whether the goal is ensuring sound carries clearly throughout the room or stays contained to a delineated area, Valcoustics can provide the knowledge and resources to support the studio acoustic design process from start to finish.

For new builds and retrofits, Valcoustics uses 3-D modelling techniques to assess these specialty spaces and assist with proper theatre acoustic design. We assess the reverberation, speech intelligibility, and speech privacy throughout the design and construction processes to ensure an appropriate acoustical environment is achieved.

We have extensive experience with acoustical treatment in cinema theatre, across Canada and internationally.  Our projects include not only 35 mm and 70 mm cinemas, but also numerous IMAX and OMNIMAX theatres.  We were involved in developing the original acoustical and noise control requirements for IMAX Corporation.

Current and completed projects include:

Cineplex, The Rec Room, Burnaby BC, London Ontario; Toronto Roundhouse; Calgary Deerfoot, West Edmonton Mall and South Edmonton.

  •         Casino Woodbine Theatre, Toronto, Ontario
  •         Casino Pickering Theatre, Ontario
  •         JCC Sherman Campus Theatre, Toronto
  •         Americana Giza IMAX Cinemas, Egypt; and
  •         Nue Multiplex Cinemas, Karachi.

Our involvements with stadiums/event centres include:

Scotiabank Arena (formerly named Air Canada Centre), Toronto.

Niagara Convention Centre (Scotia Place), Niagara Falls.

Pan Am Aquatic Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

Knicks/Liberty/Rangers Training Centre, Westchester, New York.

K-Rock Centre, Kingston.

Barrie Molson Centre.

Vilnius Arena, Lithuania

Montreal Molson Centre (now the Bell Centre).

Rogers Centre (SkyDome), Toronto; and many others.

Recent Projects

Other wind farm projects we were involved with as the proponent or as the municipal peer reviewer, include:

  • Grand Valley Wind Farm;
  • Keechi Wind Farm, Jacksboro;
  • St. Columban Wind Project, Huron County;
  • Plateau Wind Farm,Melancthon;
  • Marsh Line Wind Farm, East Dover,
  • Talbot Wind Farm, Ridgetown;
  • Raliegh Wind Farm, Chatham-Kent;
  • Bear Mountain Wind Farm, Dawson Creek,
  • Dover Wind Farm, Chatham-Kent;
  • Minnesota Pleasant Valley Wind Farm; and many others

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