Peforming Arts Centre

It goes without saying that acoustics and noise control are critical elements in the success of any performing arts centre project. For such facilities, DL&A takes into account the following key items :

  • Room volume
  • Room shape
  • Noise isolation to/from all interior spaces
  • Noise isolation from the outside
  • HVAC and electrical system noise and vibration control

Early discussion on how acoustics fits into the conceptual design can often save many conflicts during the detailed design stage.

Project Experience

Moose Jaw Theatre Reno
Moose Jaw Theatre Reno
  • Persephone Theatre, Saskatoon, SK
  • RCMP Heritage Theatre, Regina, SK
  • Moose Jaw Centennial Centre, Moose Jaw, SW
  • Dow Centennial Centre, Ft. Saskatchewan, AB
  • St. Mary’s High School Theatre, Pr. Albert, SK
  • Broadway Theatre, Saskatoon, SK
  • Canada Pavilion, Expo 2006, Japan
  • Electronic Arts Ph II. Theatre, Burnaby, BC
  • York House School Theatre, Vancouver
  • Vancouver College Theatre , Vancouver
  • St. Michael’s College School Theatre, Toronto, ON
  • West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg, MB
  • Multi-Use Cultural Facility, New Westminster, BC
  • North Battleford Performing Arts Centre, North Battleford, SK
  • Camrose Performing Arts Centre, Camrose, AB

Offices and Boardrooms

Acoustics and noise control in typical office environments is often overlooked at the design stage and in many LEED projects it is ignored. However, in terms of User acceptability, poor acoustics often ranks No. 1 or No. 2 on the list of complaints.

In view of this, it is important to consider:

  • Room finishes in both the open plan and cellular office design
  • Party partition and floor/ceiling design in terms of horizontal and vertical noise isolation and impact noise control between floors
  • Room finishes for key areas such as Executive Offices, Boardrooms and any rooms used for Tele-Conferencing or Video-Conferencing
  • Building Services systems noise and vibration control
  • Possible use of electronic sound masking in designs where ambient noise levels may be low such as in buildings using radiant heating or cooling or under-floor ventilation
Tectum Hanging Panels
Tectum Hanging Panels

Project Experience

  • Microsoft Offices, Richmond, BC
  • NRC, UBC, Vancouver, BC
  • Sask. Forestry Centre, Saskatoon, SK
  • Angiotech, Vancouver, BC
  • Electronic Arts Phase II, Burnaby, BC
  • Kwantlen University College, Surrey, BC
  • Affinity Credit Union, Saskatoon, SK
  • Douglas Border Crossing, Richmond, BC
  • Broadcom, Richmond, BC
  • BC Hydro Office Renovation, Vancouver, BC
  • BC Hydro Office Renovation, Burnaby, BC
  • Burro Happold Head Office, Los Angeles, CA.
  • City of Vancouver Eng. Offices, Vancouver, BC
  • Qualico Offices, Winnipeg, MB
  • Fasken Martineau Dumoulin Head Office, Vancouver, BC
  • Tech Cominco Head Office, Vancouver, BC

Schools

Acoustics and noise control in all Educational Facilities is critical. In order for a student to learn, information must be presented clearly and in order for this to occur the acoustical environment must be designed accordingly. Room finishes and background noise are key issues in creating the proper learning space. It has been shown that the learning curve drops off dramatically where acoustics and noise control have been ignored. This drop off is even more dramatic where English is a second language or for those students and/or staff who are hearing challenged.

Large School Atrium
Large School Atrium

Acoustics and noise control includes:

  • Room finishes
  • Party partition and floor/ceiling design in terms of horizontal and vertical noise isolation and impact noise control between floors
  • Room finishes for key areas such as any rooms used for Tele-Conferencing or Video-Conferencing
  • Building Services systems noise and vibration control

Acoustics and noise control and in some cases room shape are critical in some aspects in:

  • All Classrooms and Labs and Office areas
  • Music and Choral Rehearsal Rooms
  • Drama Rehearsal Rooms
  • Theatres and other performing spaces (often attached to a Gym or to a dining Hall)
  • Gymnasia which often double as rehearsal spaces for dance and for large assemblies

Project Experience

  • Anderson Elementary, Saskatoon, SK
  • WP Bate, Regina, SK
  • Ecole John Stubbs, Sooke, BC
  • Meadowridge SS, Maple Ridge, BC
  • Edmund Partridge Renovation, Winnipeg, MB
  • Collingwood School Expansion, West Vancouver, BC
  • Bishop J. Mahoney, SK
  • Marian Graham Renovation, SK
  • Crofton House, Vancouver, BC
  • Meadowridge, Maple Ridge, BC
  • WK Collegiate, Winnipeg, MB
  • Inuksuk, Iqualuit, Nunavit
  • NE Collegiate, Saskatoon, SK
  • York House School, Vancouver, BC
  • Burke Mountain, Coquitlam, BC
  • LeBoldus, Regina, SK
  • Douglas College, Coquitlam, BC
  • Douglas College, New Westminster, BC
  • Arviat, Iqaluit, Nunavit
  • S.E. Burnaby, Burnaby, BC
  • Chatelech, Sechelt, BC
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Moose Jaw Warriors Arena
Moose Jaw Warriors Arena
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Sports

Tumbleweeds Recreation Centre, City of Chandler, AZ

Offices/Boardrooms

Burro Happold Head Office, LA., CA. Room acoustics and noise isolation)

Music/Rehearsal Rooms

Collingwood Expansion, WV
(Main Music Room and Practice rooms – acoustics, noise isolation and HVAC system noise control)

Theatres

St. Vibiana, LA, CA.
(Review of Historic facility for conversion to performance space, acoustics and HVAC system noise control)

Restaurants

Karma Lounge, LA., CA.
(Room acoustics review)

Multi-Family

Glencoe, LA., CA.
(Noise isolation between units, equipment noise and vibration control)

Hacienda Lofts, Venice, CA
(Noise isolation between units, equipment noise and vibration control)

Doheny Dr., LA., CA.
(Noise isolation between units, equipment noise and vibration control)

Churches

Seattle Church, Seattle, WA
(Acoustics and noise control design)

Church of Our Saviour, San Mateo, CA
(acoustics and noise control upgrades)

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Sports

Sport For Life – Wpg, MB
(Large Gym, Sports Training Centre)

Northern Rockies Regional Centre – Fort Nelson, BC
(Aquatic Centre and Multi-Purpose Space)

Bowling Alley – Mount Vernon, BC
(Multi-Family Project)

Watermania - Richmond, BC
(Aquatic Centre Upgrade)

The Pas Arena – The Pas, MB
(Arena Acoustics)

Edmonds Community Centre – Burnaby, BC
(Sports Centre Acoustics)

Good Life Fitness – Wpg., MB

U of R Gym, Regina, SK
(Large Multi-Gym Sports Centre)

Multi-Plex, Regina, SK
(Indoor Soccer Facility)

Rec. Centre, Ft. Sask, AB

The Pas Multi-Plex, The Pas, MB

Winter Sports, UBC, Vancouver, BC
(5000 Seat Arena, 2010 Olympics Venue)

Riley Park, Vancouver
(Aquatic Centre)

Hillcrest Curling, Vancouver, BC
(Curling Facility, Ice Arena, Offices and Sports Centre)

A.E. Peacock, Moose Jaw, SK

West Side Rec Ctr., Calgary, AB
(Indoor Track, Indoor Soccer, Training Facilities)

Melford Multi-use Complex, Melford, SK
(Arena Acoustics, Multi-Purpose Theatre)

Willoughby Rec Ctr., Langley
(acoustics of key areas)

GWL Fitness, Wpg, MB
(High End Office Building Fitness Space)

Sea to Sky University Gym, Squamish, BC
(Large Gym Acoustics)

SFU Gym, Burnaby, BC
(acoustics and noise control)

Dauphin Arena, Dauphin, MB
(arena acoustics review)

Shaw Centre, Saskatoon, SK
(Aquatics Centre Acoustics)

Moose Jaw Rec Centre, Moose, Jaw, SK
(Major Junior Hockey Arena, Sports Centre)

Cloverdale Rec Ctr., Cloverdale, BC
(Community Fitness Facility including Large Gymnasium)

Hotels

Inn at the Forks, Wpg., MB
(Room Acoustics, HVAC Noise Control, Noise Isolation)

1151 W. Georgia, Van. BC
(70 Plus Storey Hotel/Residence with Meeting Facilities, Indoor Pool, etc.; Acoustics, noise control, noise impact study, noise isolation)

Winnipeg Hotel Train Study, Winnipeg, MB
(Hotel Near Railway tracks)

Kelowna Best Western, Kelowna, BC
(Noise Impact study re adjacent Operations Yard; noise isolation)

Plaza 500 – Vancouver, BC
(Upgrade and noise isolation of convention rooms)

Mixed-Use Hotel – Surrey, BC
(Hotel/Residence with Meeting Facilities;Acoustics, noise control, noise impact study, noise isolation)

Elementary

Willowgrove Elementary – Saskatoon, SK
(Acoustics and noise isolation review)

James Douglas Elementary – Vancouver, BC
(Room acoustics and HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Douglas Park Elementary – Winnipeg, MB
(Room acoustics and HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Arcola Elementary – Regina, SK
(Room acoustics and HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Anderson Elementary, Saskatoon, SK

WP Bate, Regina, SK
(Acoustics upgrades)

Ecole John Stubbs, Sooke, BC
(Room acoustics and HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Secondary Schools

York House School Addition – Vancouver, BC
(Room acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC System Noise and Vibration control)

CDN Mennonite – Wpg, MB

Northlands Parkway – Winkler, MB
(Room acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise control)

Notre Dame, Wilcox, SK
(Gym Acoustics)

Southeast Education Centre – SK

Vernon Secondary – Vernon, BC
(Review of acoustics and noise control)

Chatelech, Sechelt
S.E. Burnaby, Burnaby

Arviat, Iqaluit, Nunavit

Douglas College, New Westminster, BC
(Large Atrium Acoustics Review)

Douglas College, Coquitlam, BC
(Room acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC System Noise and Vibration control)

LeBoldus, Regina, SK
(Gymnasium Acoustics)

Burke Mtn, Coquitlam
(Acoustics of arts wing)

York House, Vancouver
(acoustics and noise control of new senior’s building)

NE Collegiate, Saskatoon, SK
(Theatre Acoustics)

Inuksuk, Iqualuit
(Overall acoustics and noise control)

WK Collegiate, Wpg, MB
(Large common space/performance area acoustics)

Meadowridge, Maple Ridge, BC
(acoustics and noise control of multi-purpose space)

Marian Graham Reno, Saskatoon, SK
(Performance space acoustics)

Bishop J. Mahoney, Saskatoon, SK
(large multi-purpose space acoustics upgrades)

Video Conferencing

BC Govt. Hornby St, Vanc
(Room Acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise control)

BC Govt. Selby, Nanaimo
(Room Acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise control)

BC Govt., Jutland, Victoria
(Room Acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise control)

BC Govt., Johnson St., Victoria

UBC Law Theatre, UBC

UBC – Parkade Bldg, KGH, ACC, Kelowna, BC

Shuswap GH Lecture Theatre, Shuswap, BC

EYE CARE Ctr. Theatre, VGH
(Acoustic upgrades for Video-Conference Capabilities)

Taylor Fiddler Auditorium, VGH
(Acoustic upgrades for Video-Conference Capabilities)

Royal Columbia Hospital, New Westminster, BC

Robson Square, SSB, UBC, Vancouver, BC

Thorsteinssons Tax Lawyers –Vancouver, BC

Prince George Courthouse – Prince George, BC
(Courtroom Acoustics Upgrades)

Clinical Support Building C&W – Vancouver, BC

St Paul’s Hospital – Vancouver, BC
(Acoustics design of video-conference Theatre)

Smart Park, UofM – Winnipeg, MB
(Upgrade of meeting room spaces)

Prince George Courthouse, Prince George, BC
(Video-Conference Room Acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise control)

Kamloops Courthouse, Kamloops, BC
(Video-Conference Room Acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise control)

Theatres

RCMP Heritage Theatre, Regina, SK
(Room acoustics and noise isolation)

Moose Jaw Cultural Centre, Moose Jaw, SK
(Restoration of Historic building to include a performance theatre and rehearsal spaces, offices, etc. from an existing cinema/vaudeville house)

Centre for Music Art and Design, U. of M, Wpg
(Acoustics and Noise Control

Vancouver General Hospital, Health Education Centre, Vancouver, BC
(Acoustics, noise control, HVAC system noise and vibration control for large distance learning/distance education Theatre)

Dow Cent. Centre, Ft. Sask. AB
(600 seat Theatre, adjacent ice arena, library, indoor soccer space and aquatic centre – acoustics and noise control for entire complex)

St. Mary’s HS, Pr. Albert, SK

Broadway Theatre, Saskatoon, SK.
(Acoustic upgrade of existing old Theatre)

Expo 2006 Japan
(Acoustics of large presentation Theatre)

Electronic Arts Phase II Theatre, Burnaby, BC
(large presentation Theatre; acoustics and noise control)

York House Theatre, Vanc

Vancouver College, Vancouver, BC
(Theatre acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Vancouver Tech School Theatre, Vancouver, BC
(Upgrade of an old Theatre; acoustics and noise control)

NE Collegiate, Saskatoon SK

Norfolk Glenlyon Theatre, Victoria
(Acoustics and noise control of this School Theatre, HVAC systems noise and vibration control)

St. Michaels College-School Theatre, Toronto, On.
(600 Seat Theatre; acoustics and noise control, HVAC System noise and vibration control)

Buhler Performing Arts Centre, Morden, MB

Tache Hall, U of M, Winnipeg, MB
(Review of existing old Theatre for possible upgrades)

T21 Theatre, U of W, Wpg.
(Acoustic upgrades of existing Theatre including review of new HVAC system noise control)

North Battleford Performing Arts Centre – North Battleford, SK
(Room acoustics, room shape, noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg, MB
(Acoustics and noise control for full on rock and roll theatre)

Camrose Performing Arts Ctr, Camrose, AB
(Room acoustics, room shape, noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Alberni District DS – Port Alberni, BC
(Room acoustics, room shape, noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Ucluelet Community Ctr, Ucluelet, BC
(Performance Theatre/Gym, Offices, Council Chamber)

Multi-Use Cultural Facility MUCF – New West, BC
(Room acoustics, room shape, noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Deep Cove Theatre – North Vancouver, BC
(Review of noise control requirements for upgraded HVAC system for the Theatre)

St. Vibiana, LA, CA.
(Review of Historic facility for conversion to performance space, acoustics and HVAC system noise control)

Outdoor Performing Stage, Exchange District, Winnipeg, MB
(Assistance with design of outdoor stage)

Old Auditorium Reno., UBC (Opera House)
(Acoustics and noise control, HVAC system noise isolation)

UBC School of Music Theatre Reno. UBC
(Redesign of stage area, comment on overall acoustics)

Libraries

Malaspina U-C, Nanaimo, BC
(Room acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise control)

Kwantlen U-C, Surrey BC
(Room acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise control)

Irving K Barber, UBC, Vancouver, BC
(Room acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise control)

City of North Vancouver Library, North Vancouver, BC
Room acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise control)

Sea to Sky University, Squamish, BC
Room acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise control)

City of Duncan Library, Duncan, BC
Room acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise control)

Building A – T.I. Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, BC
Room acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise control)

Univ. Learning Centre, U of S, Saskatoon, SK
Room acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise control)

Offices/Boardrooms

Microsoft Offices, Richmond
(Noise Isolation Upgrades)

National Research Council, UBC, Vancouver, BC
(overall acoustics and noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

City of Sechelt, Sechelt, BC
(Meeting Room Acoustics upgrades)

Sask. Forestry Centre, Saskatoon, SK
(overall acoustics and noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Angiotech, Vancouver, BC
(Upgrades to acoustics and noise isolation of Boardrooms and Meeting Rooms)

DND,Winnipeg, MB

WCB of BC, Richmond, BC
(Upgrades to office noise isolation)

Electronic Arts Phase II, Burnaby, BC
(overall acoustics and noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Kwantlen Univ. College, Surrey, BC
(overall acoustics and noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Affinity Credit Union, Saskatoon, SK
(Acoustics of key areas including entry atrium)

Douglas Border Crossing, Richmond, BC
(overall acoustics and noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Broadcom, Richmond, BC
(Acoustics upgrades and noise isolation of key meeting rooms)

Atrium Acoustics, Langley, BC
(Acoustics and noise control in a large atrium, office complex)

BC Hydro Office Reno, Vancouver, BC
(Overall acoustics review, review of several demountable partition systems, upgrades to noise isolation between offices)

BC Hydro Office Reno, Burnaby, BC
(Overall acoustics review, review of several demountable partition systems, upgrades to noise isolation between offices)

Qualico Offices, Winnipeg, MB.
(Acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise control)

Tech Cominco Head Office, Vancouver, BC
(Room acoustics and noise isolation; Boardroom acoustics)

HSBC Office, Vancouver

Wynyard Medical Clinic, Wynyard, SK
(Review of noise isolation requirements during a renovation)

Cameco Head Office, Regina, SK
(Room acoustics and noise isolation)

City of Vanc. Offices, Vanc.
(Room acoustics, sound masking system review)

Remax Head Office, Wpg, MB
(Noise isolation requirements between offices)

Telus Garden – Van, BC
(Room acoustics, noise isolation between offices)

Correction Services Centre – Abbotsford, BC
(Room acoustics, noise isolation between offices)

745 Thurlow – Van, BC
(Review of rooftop HVAC equipment on adjacent office space)

Delta Controls – Surrey, BC
(Review of space for renovation to offices – noise isolation, room acoustics and HVAC system noise control)

BC Hydro – MapleRidge, BC
(Room acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC noise control)

Burro Happold Head Office, LA., CA.
Room acoustics and noise isolation)

Hospitals

Sask. Hospital Region Mental Health, Saskatoon, SK
(Acoustics and noise isolation review of all key areas, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Sleep Clinic, Nanaimo
(Noise control between occupied spaces in this noise sensitive sleep clinic)

Chilliwack GH, Chilliwack, BC
(Acoustics and noise isolation review of all key areas, HVAC system noise and vibration control; community noise impact review of rooftop equipment)

Lionsgate Hospital Hope Centre – North Van, BC
(Room acoustics and noise isolation of video-conference areas)

UBC KGH Facilities – Kelowna, BC
(Acoustics and noise isolation review of all areas, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

BC Cancer Association – Prince George, BC
(Noise and vibration isolation of HVAC system, comment on noise isolation in key areas)

Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care Tower – Surrey, BC
(Acoustics and noise isolation review of all areas, HVAC system noise and vibration control; rooftop equipment noise impact review)

WHRP – Winnipeg, MB
(Acoustics and noise isolation review of all areas, HVAC system noise and vibration control; rooftop equipment noise impact review)

Burns Lake Hospital – Burns Lake, BC
(HVAC systems noise control, partition details)

Clinical Support Building C&W – Van, BC
(Acoustics and noise isolation review of all areas, HVAC system noise and vibration control; rooftop equipment noise impact review)

Mechanical Review

Emergency GenSet, BCResearch, UBC.
(Gen-Set Installation noise isolation details)

Emergency GenSet, Regina, SK
(Gen-Set Installation noise isolation details)

Chiller Review, Regina, SK
(Community Noise Impact Study)

MRI, Regina General Hospital, Regina, SK
(Noise and vibration control design for MRI)

Chiller Review, Nanaimo Regional General Hosp., Nanaimo, BC
(Noise and vibration control of existing chiller)

Unit Vent. Study, SD#36, Surrey, BC
(Classroom upgrades; Unit ventilator noise study)

Dust Extractor, UBC, Vancouver, BC
(Noise and vibration control of dust extractor system in a confined outdoor space)

CFRI, Vancouver, BC
(Noise isolation of rooftop equipment to adjacent noise sensitive neighbourhood)

Power Plant, U of M, Winnipeg. MB
(Noise and vibration control of a large power plant re adjacent buildings)

Heat Pumps, Don Ross Sch., Squamish, BC
(Review of noisy HP’s in School)

Multi-Family

Multi-Family Project, Victoria, BC
(Noise isolation between units)

Glencoe, LA., CA.
(Noise isolation between units, equipment noise and vibration control)

Hacienda Lofts, Venice, CA
(Noise isolation between units, equipment noise and vibration control)

970 Marine Dr., North Vancouver, BC
(Noise isolation between units, site noise study re envelope design)

Ships Ridge, Winnipeg, MB
(Noise isolation between units, equipment noise and vibration control)

Doheny Dr., LA., CA.
(Noise isolation between units, equipment noise and vibration control)

3rd & Burrard, Vancouver, BC
(Site noise impact study re envelope design, noise isolation between units)

Ft. Hills, Edmonton, AB
(Noise isolation between units)

Place Joseph Royale, Winnipeg, MB
(Noise isolation between units)

1133 West Georgia, Vancouver, BC
(Site noise impact study re envelope design, noise isolation between units equipment noise control)

Findlayson Reach, Victoria, BC
(Noise isolation between units, equipment noise and vibration control)

Aboriginal Children’s Village, Vancouver, BC
(Site noise impact study re envelope design, noise isolation between units equipment noise control)

1762 Davie, Vancouver, BC
(Site noise impact study re envelope design, noise isolation between units equipment noise control)

Soaring Peaks, Victoria, BC
(noise isolation between units equipment noise control)

Golden Years, Coq.
noise isolation between units equipment noise control)

Oliver Lodge, Saskatoon, SK
(equipment noise isolation, rooftop equipment noise impact on community)

Briarwood, Victoria
noise isolation between units equipment noise control)

Village Green, Victoria
noise isolation between units equipment noise control)

Justice Centres/Police Training

Regina Prov. Corrections Centre, Regina, SK
(overall acoustics and noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Sechelt Courthouse, Sechelt, BC
(Courtroom Acoustics Upgrades)

VPD Training Ops Centre, Vancouver, BC
(Overall noise isolation and room acoustics design, HVAC system noise and vibration control design, rifle range and pistol range acoustics)

Milner Ridge Correction Facility, Milner Ridge, MB
(overall acoustics and noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Headingley Correction Centre, Headinley, MB
(Upgrade acoustics in Dayrooms)

Justice Centre, Iqaluit
(overall acoustics and noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

City of Langley, Council Chamber, Langley, BC
(Room acoustics, and HVAC system noise and vibration control)

City of Salmon Arm, Council Chamber, Salmon Arm, BC
(HVAC system noise and vibration control)

RCMP Armoury (Firing Range), Regina, SK
(Acoustics upgrades of Firing Range)

Justice Access Ctr., Vanc
(Courtroom Acoustics)

Alouette Correction Ctr. For Women, Prelim Design – Maple Ridge
(overall acoustics and noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

RCMP Training Ctr., Regina

RCMP Drill Hall, Regina
(Large drill hall acoustics review and upgrades)

Law Courts Renovations, Vanc.
(Acoustics and noise control upgrades)

Surrey Pre-Trial – Surrey,BC
(overall acoustics and noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Saskatoon Police Services Headquarters – Saskatoon, SK
(overall acoustics and noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

University

Friedman Building – UBC
(Review of noise isolation between space during renovations)

Aspen Hall Residence – UofS, SK
(Review of HVAC system noise control requirements during construction)

Student Union Building – UBC
(Acoustics and noise isolation review of all areas, HVAC system noise and vibration control; rooftop equipment noise impact review)

Pharmaceutical Sciences – UBC
(Acoustics and noise isolation review of all areas, HVAC system noise and vibration control; rooftop equipment noise impact review; includes animal holding areas)

Student Amenities Building – UofS, SK
(Room acoustics review)

Alumni Centre – UBC
(Acoustics and noise isolation review of all areas, HVAC system noise and vibration control; rooftop equipment noise impact review)

University College of the North - Thompson, MB
(Acoustics and HVAC system noise control review)

The Pas Library – The Pas, MB
(Acoustics and HVAC system noise control review)

Gateway Building BCIT – Burnaby, BC
(Acoustics review of large interconnected atria spaces)

U of M Arts Lab – Winnipeg, , MB
(Acoustics and noise isolation review of all areas, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Residential Towers, U of R. Regina, SK
(Acoustics and noise isolation review of all areas, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Sports Facility, U of R, Regina, SK

College Building, U of S, Saskatoon, SK
(Renovation of Heritage Building, included room acoustics, noise isolation and HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Educ. Bldg, U of R, Regina, SK
(acoustics and noise control design of Studios, Research Rooms and Foley studio)

Law School, U of S, Saskatoon, SK
(Acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC systems noise and vibration control)

Riddell Hall, U of R

AERL, UBC
(Acoustics and noise isolation review of all areas, HVAC system noise and vibration control; rooftop equipment noise impact review of this Aquatics Research Lab)

Swing Space, UBC
(Acoustics and noise isolation review of all areas, HVAC system noise and vibration control; rooftop equipment noise impact review)

WCVM, U of S, Sask.
(Acoustics and noise isolation review of all areas, HVAC system noise and vibration control; rooftop equipment noise impact review)

Intervac, U. of S, Saskatoon, SK
(Room acoustics, noise isolation and HVAC systems noise control)

BCIT NE01, Bby, BC

HSC Bldg D, U of S, Saskatoon
(Room acoustics, noise isolation and HVAC systems noise control)

HSC Bldg E, U of S, Saskatoon, SK
(Room acoustics, noise isolation and HVAC systems noise control)

Sauder School of Bus, UBC, Vancouver, BC

Eng. & MGT Bldg., UBCO, Kelowna, BC
(Room acoustics, noise isolation and HVAC systems noise control)

Okanagon College Learning Centre, Kelowna, BC
(Room acoustics, noise isolation and HVAC systems noise control)

Arts Building, UBCO, Kelowna, BC
(Room acoustics, noise isolation and HVAC systems noise control)

Fipke Centre, UBCO, Kelowna, BC

Aboriginal Students Centre, U of S, Saskatoon, SK
(Room acoustics, noise isolation and HVAC systems noise control)

UBC Law, UBC
(Room acoustics, noise isolation and HVAC systems noise control)

SFU Psych Rooms, Burnaby

Trades and Technology Centre, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Cloverdale, BC
(Room acoustics, noise isolation and HVAC systems noise control)

Bldg D, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, BC
(Room acoustics, noise isolation and HVAC systems noise control)

Bldg C, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, BC
(Room acoustics, noise isolation and HVAC systems noise control)

Bldg A, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, BC
(Room acoustics, noise isolation and HVAC systems noise control)

Studios

Electronic Arts Expansion Black Box Vancouver, BC
(Design of room acoustics, noise isolation and HVAC system noise control)

Access Grid, U of S, Saskatoon, SK
(Room acoustics and noise isolation design of Studio)

Percell Res., Delta, BC
(assist with design of home studio in terms of acoustics and noise isolation)

TV Studio, ACC, Brandon, MB
(Design of room acoustics, noise isolation and HVAC system noise control)

First Light Studio, Bby, BC
(Acoustics design of large motion picture studio; aircraft noise isolation concerns)

CanWest Global Media, Wpg. MB
(acoustics, noise control and HVAC system noise control design for TV studio facilities)

CTV, Eatons Powerhouse Renovation, Wpg MB
(Upgrades to HVAC system noise isolation; studio acoustics)

Foley Studio, U of R, Regina, SK
(Acoustics and noise control design)

MoCAP, Electronic Arts, Burnaby, BC
(Acoustics and noise isolation and HVAC system design for large Motion Capture Studio)

Electronic Arts Phase II, Burnaby, BC
(Acoustics and noise isolation and HVAC system design for EA offices, studios and gym, etc.)

Studio on 6th, Vancouver, BC
(Noise isolation review for Studios)

HUTS 17,18, UBC, Vancouver, BC
(Room acoustics and noise isolation design for various studios)

Dolby Studio, Vanc.
(Noise and vibration control of HVAC system, acoustics and noise isolation review)

Studio Review, ICICS/CS UBC
(Review of requirements for upgrades to HVAC system noise)

International Broadcast Centre, IBC, Vancouver 2010 Olympics
(Initial review of noise isolation and room acoustics requirements)

Restaurants

Derby’s Pub, Vanc., BC
(Rooftop equipment noise impact review)

Cactus Club, Byrne Rd. Burnaby
(Room acoustics and noise isolation)

Cactus Club Burrard, Vancouver, BC
(Room acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Nightclub, Winnipeg, MB
(Acoustics upgrades and noise isolation requirements)

Karma Lounge, LA., CA.
(Room acoustics review)

Bar and Grille, Winnipeg
(Room acoustics review)

English Bay Bistro, Vancouver, BC
(Room acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Cactus Club, Edmonton, AB
(Room acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Joey’s Restaurant, Vancouver
(Room acoustics review)

Harbour Green, Vancouver
(Room acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Cactus Club Coal Harbour – Vancouver, BC
(Room acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Cactus Club Abbotsford – Abbotsford, BC
(room acoustics, traffic noise impact study)

Cactus Club Burnaby – North Burnaby, BC
(Room acoustics Review)

Cactus Club Café Langley, Langley, BC
(Room acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Cactus Club Café Edmonton II, Edmonton, AB
(Room acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Lecture Theatres

Vancouver General Hospital Health Education Centre, Vancouver, BC
(Acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise control for large distance learning/distance education Theatre)

Riddell Hall, U of R, Regina, SK
(Room acoustics upgrades)

Red River Community College, Winnipeg, MB
(Acoustics Upgrades; HP noise control)

Place Riel, U of S, Saskatoon, SK
(Room acoustics, noise isolation review of upgraded space)

Hennings Building Renovations, UBC
(Room acoustics and HVAC noise control of upgraded space)

Swing Space, UBC, Vancouver, BC
(Room acoustics, noise isolation and HVAC system noise and vibration control).

Pr. G. RH, Theatre, Prince Geo. BC
(Acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise control for large distance learning/distance education Theatre)

Cinemas

Sherwood Mall – Saskatoon, SK
(Room acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

4-Plex – Dauphin, MB
(Room acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Call Centres

311 Call Centre., Wpg
(Room acoustics; exterior noise isolation with respect to aircraft noise))

Call Centre, Regina, SK
(Room acoustics)

Research Centres

AMPEL Low Vibration Facility, UBC
(Acoustics, noise control, noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control of high tech. research centre)

Simulator Project – Portage LaPrairie, MB
(Room acoustics, noise isolation and HVAC system noise and vibration control of this aircraft flight simulation facility)

Gasification Plant – UBC
(Room acoustics, HVAC system noise control and significant review of noise impact on community – review and noise mitigation)

Microsoft Studios – Vancouver, BC
(Room acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Iccord, Vancouver, BC
(Room acoustics, noise isolation, acoustics upgrades, HVAC system noise control in LEED building)

Jack Bell Research Centre Expansion, Vancouver, BC
(Room acoustics, HVAC system noise control and significant review of noise impact on community – review and noise mitigation)

Mouse Rederivation Ctr, UBC
(Room acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise control on noise sensitive research facility)

Conference Centres

District Education Conference Ctr, DECC, Surrey BC
(Room acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Vancouver Conference Ctr. Expansion Project, VCCEP, Vancouver, BC
(Acoustics of all areas, daily design issues, site noise impact review assistance, site reviews and acoustic measurements)

Casinos

Treasure Cover, Pr. G
(Room acoustics, noise isolation, acoustics of presentation Theatre)

Edgewater Casinos, Vanc
(acoustics and noise control, HVAC equipment noise control)

Mall Design

Guildford Expansion, Surrey BC
(review of various areas of project for overall noise control, community noise impact issues)

Music/Rehearsal Rooms

Collingwood Expansion, WV
(Main Music Room and Practice rooms – acoustics, noise isolation and HVAC system noise control)

Air Command Band Rehearsal Room, Wpg
(Room acoustics upgrades)

Great Hall Rehearsal Room, U of M, Winnipeg, MB
(Room acoustics upgrades)

Sturgeon Heights SS, Winnipeg, MB.
(Room acoustics upgrades)

Stratford School – Vancouver, BC
(Music Room acoustics upgrades, noise isolation upgrades)

Airports

Regina Airport – Regina, SK
(Room acoustics Review)

Winnipeg Airport Authority, New Airport Terminal Building, Winnipeg, MB
(Acoustics and noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Museums/Art Galleries

Art Gallery of Saskatchewan – Saskatoon, SK
(Room acoustics, noise isolation, HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Museum of Mining – Britannia Beach, BC
(Room acoustics and noise isolation)

Dining Halls

TD Food Court, Winnipeg
(Room acoustics upgrades)

High Schools in General
(Room acoustics)

Industrial

Mission Hills Winery, Kelowna, BC
(Room acoustics and noise isolation; design of acoustics of presentation Theatre)

Shops Noise, Malaspina UC, Nanaimo, BC
(Room acoustics upgrades)

Welding Shop Noise, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Langley,. BC
(Room acoustics upgrades)

Chemical Eng., U of S, Saskatoon, SK
(Acoustics upgrades)

Power Plant Design, VGH, Vancouver, BC
(acoustics and noise control design for major power plant)

Can Oat, Portage La Pr., MB
(Noise isolation upgrades)

Emergency Gen Set VGH, VCR
(noise control design re City Noise Bylaw)

Emerg Gen-Set Children’s Hospital, VCR
(Acoustics and noise isolation design on Hospital property)

Emerg Gen Set Jack Bell Research Centre, Vancouver, BC
(noise control design re City Noise Bylaw)

Dyno Test Facility, ACC, Brandon
(noise isolation review)

Cooling Tower & Noise Impact, Coquitlam, BC
(noise control design re City Noise Bylaw)

Churches

Seattle Church, Seattle, WA
(Acoustics and noise control design)

St. Josephs, RC SK
Acoustics and noise control design during renovations)

St. Luke’s, RC, Calgary
(Acoustics and noise control design during renovations)

Holy Family RC, Med. Hat
(Acoustics, noise control and HVAC system noise and vibration control)

Cedar Park, Delta, BC
(Acoustic design during renovations)

McClure United, Saskatoon
(Acoustic design during renovations)

Church of Our Saviour, San Mateo, CA
(acoustics and noise control upgrades)

United Church, Victoria, BC
(Acoustics upgrades)

St. Jen Brebeuf Hall, Winnipeg, MB
(Acoustic upgrades to ‘round’ multi-purpose room)

Highlands United Church Gym, North Vancouver, BC
(Room acoustics upgrades)

Har-el Synagogue, West Vancouver, BC
(Room acoustics upgrades)

Grand Prairie Alliance Church, Grand Prairie, AB
(Room acoustics design)

Site Noise Studies

Gateway 2000, Langley, BC
(Site noise impact regarding outdoor dining area to community)

3rd and Burrard, Vancouver, BC
(Site Noise study for envelope design of multi-family project).

Holborn Hills Dev, Burnaby, BC
(Site Noise study for envelope design of multi-family project).

1762 Davie St., Vanc
(Site Noise study for envelope design of multi-family project).

1133 W. Georgia, Vanc
(Site Noise study for envelope design of multi-family project).

Jeld Wen Indus., Langley
(Noise impact to community)

Astrachan House
(Traffic noise impact on private residence)

Sea Plus, Sechelt, BC
(Potential noise impact on community)

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Dan's Bio

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Professional History

  • Daniel Lyzun & Associates Ltd. (DL&A) 2002 to Present
  • Arup Acoustics 2000-2002
  • BKL Consultants Ltd. 1995-2000 (formerly Barron Kennedy Lyzun & Associates Ltd.)
  • Barron Kennedy Lyzun & Assoc. Ltd. 1988 - 1995
  • Harford Kennedy Lyzun & Assoc. Ltd. 1984-1988
  • WCB of BC 1980-1984
  • Barron & Assoc. 1977-1980
  • Richardson Fisher Eng., 1976-1977
  • Barron & Assoc. 1972-1976
  • Cowl Industries 1971-1972

Professional Qualifications

  • B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Professional Associations

  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba
  • Canadian Acoustical Association (to be updated)
  • Acoustical Society of America (NW Chapter)

Acoustic Noise

Daniel Lyzun & Associates (DL&A) Ltd. provides consulting engineering services in the area of architectural acoustics, noise control and building services noise and vibration control. Project work has included the review, and detailed design, of TV and radio studios, performing arts centres, swimming pool facilities, sports and leisure complexes, arenas, secondary and post secondary education facilities, hospitals and both open plan and traditional office systems, with a focus on privacy and speech noise isolation.
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Architectural Acoustics

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Building Services
Noise and Vibration Control

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Industrial Noise Control

About Us

Dan Lyzun, P. Eng., has been providing personal consulting services to the many clients he has established over the last 35 plus years. In 2002, he established Daniel Lyzun & Associates (DL&A) Ltd. as an independent Acoustical Consulting Engineering firm based in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. DL&A serves clients throughout Western Canada and the United States, providing a wide range of acoustics and noise control design services including Architectural Acoustics, HVAC systems noise and vibration control and Industrial Noise Control.

Our Clients

Daniel Lyzun has worked with a large number of Clients, Architects and Engineers in his career as an Acoustic Engineer. Click below to view the featured article.

Services

  • Architectural Acoustics
  • Building Noise and Vibration Control
  • Industrial Noise Control
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DL&A has extensive experience in architectural acoustics for all building types, including standard office designs, concert halls, film and music studios, libraries and galleries, secondary schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, corporate offices, churches and industrial buildings and operations. Architectural acoustics services include work during all stages of a project, from programming to construction documents. Design efforts include recommending room finishes, party partition construction and general noise control.
  • Architectural Acoustics
  • Building Noise and Vibration Control
  • Industrial Noise Control
Work by DL&A in the areas of mechanical and electrical system noise and vibration control includes setting target limits for noise transmission to the interior and exterior of a building (i.e. community noise impact), assessment of preliminary design, and on-going recommendations (duct lining, silencers, etc.) as the design progresses. Advice is provided on all acoustic aspects of mechanical and electrical systems noise and vibration control design, as well as for specialist equipment to control distribution of noise and vibration to, and from, buildings.
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  • Architectural Acoustics
  • Building Noise and Vibration Control
  • Industrial Noise Control
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DL&A has extensive experience in the field of industrial noise control. This work has included noise assessment of workers exposure to noise, as well as design and development of noise control measures to suit the particular industry and work function.
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Our Affiliates

McSquared Systems Design Group

McSquared System Design Group, Inc. is an independent consulting firm providing sound system design, audio/video presentation system design and acoustical design services throughout the world from our North Vancouver office.

Arup Acoustics - Los Angeles

Daniel Lyzun & Associates has teamed with ArupAcoustics of Los Angeles to work on the Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion Project.

Soundscape Engineering

Soundscape Engineering LLC provides acoustics and vibrations consulting and measurement services from offices in Chicago and Detroit.

About Dan

alternate text The principal consultant, Daniel Lyzun, has over 30 years experience in acoustical consulting engineering and has worked with numerous clients (architects, engineers, government agencies, educational facilities, etc.) across Western Canada and the United States. His career started in the early 1970's with Barron & Strachan Ltd, then in the 80's as a principal in Harford, Kennedy, Lyzun & Associates (HKL). He later moved on to become a Principal of a new firm, Barron Kennedy Lyzun & Associates (BKL), where he was active in all facets of the operation.

alternate text Prior to opening the doors to Daniel Lyzun & Associates, Dan also spent roughly 2 years working with Ove, Arup & Partners (OAP)-Arup Acoustics LA Division, helping to firmly establish this group in the acoustics market in Los Angeles, California. OAP is one of the largest engineering firms the World over with 60 offices operating in 50 different countries and over 6000 employees globally. Of these 6000 individuals, approximately 120 work in the field of acoustics and noise control in 10 OAP offices World wide. In 2001, Mr. Lyzun, and many of ArupAcoustics top performing arts design consultants from all over the World, attended a symposium in London, England to discuss acoustics and noise control design in performing arts spaces.

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