Konopka did the acoutical and audio systems designs for Congregation
BJBE's new 600 seat Sanctuary located in Deerfield, IL. The acoustical
design features a K-13 spray-up acoustical ceiling treatment to
reduce outside noise, and to hit specified reverberation decay
times. Also, part of the absorption plan was NRC rated wall fabrics
and padded pews which help the room's acoustics maintain absorption
with varying sized audiences.
Sanctuary LCR audio system features an QSC powered EV loudspeaker
array with delay zones under the Loge and in some Balcony positions.
Additionally, Earthworks choir mics were flown in the Cascade
for the time when a choir sings from that position. A Beheringer
X32 digital console along with a Tricaster video system are in
place at front of house.
project's architects were Finegold Alexander & Associates
of Boston, MA, and the general contractors were Krusinski Construction
Company. Pat McCarthy of SPM audio (shown in bottom image below)
assisted with the audio system's installation for Mike's Thundertone