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Criterion Acoustics Designs Studios, AV for MacEwan University

Criterion Acoustics traveled North on a major project for MacEwan University.


The famed fine arts college in Alberta, Canada, unveiled Allard Hall, a landmark performing arts center. Collaborating with Vancouver-based architects Bing Thom, Criterion Acoustics provided all recording studio design, as well as overseeing all AV system design for this large-scale educational facility.


There are two complete studios, with Studio “A” featuring a sizable control room and live room that needed to be simultaneously spacious, accurate, and teaching-enabled.


“A recording studio designed for instructional purposes has specific requirements,” says David Kotch, President of Criterion Acoustics. “It has to be larger in order to accommodate a lot of students. That changes the layout, as does the multitude of displays that are needed so the class can see what the professors are doing – all with zero compromises on critical listening capabilities.”


Take a video tour of MacEwan’s new Allard Hall, including a view of the CA-designed studios, in this feature article from the Edmonton Journal.



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