Case Study: Peace and Lutheran Church Acoustic Treatment
Our sound panels have been up for two weeks. The congregation has been nothing but positive with the results. People say they look great and have made the fellowship hall look warmer and more tied together.
-- Cal Schmidt, Peace and Lutheran’s Pastor
Peace and Lutheran Church, located in Cold Spring, Minnesota, was looking for a church acoustic treatment solution for their noisy fellowship hall. Cal Schmidt, Peace and Lutheran’s Pastor, commented on their pre-treatment situation, “We built a fellowship hall as an addition to our church. It had high ceilings with large flat surfaced walls. It was deafening when more than 10 people gathered for meetings or socializing".
Audimute’s acoustic specialist, Mallory, worked closely with Schmidt to find a church acoustic treatment solution that would reduce their unwanted echo and make their fellowship hall a viable gathering space. Mallory recommended our Standard Fabric Acoustic Panels because she knew that their absorptive properties would break up the large reflective surfaces and muffle the echo in the hall.
The decision to treat Peace and Lutheran’s fellowship hall with acoustic panels was welcomed by Schmidt and his colleagues. However, Schmidt wanted their Church Acoustic Treatment to blend naturally into their pre-existing décor. Audimute’s interior designer, Ron, worked with them to create a design concept for their space that was neutral and non-ornamental.
After the installation Schmidt stated, “Our sound panels have been up for two weeks. The congregation has been nothing but positive with the results. People say they look great and have made the fellowship hall look warmer and more tied together. One of our older gentlemen made the comment that it was the first time he didn't have to turn up his hearing aids to hear the conversation around him.” The addition of the acoustic panels made Peace and Lutheran’s fellowship hall an inviting location for socialization and important church meetings.