Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, Assembly Hall Salt Lake City, Utah
The Assembly Hall is one of the largest venues of its type in the world. The seating capacity totals 21,000. The form of the room is fan shape with open stage or rostrum at one end. There is one large balcony and a lower tier, which connects to the main fl oor seating. The rostrum consists of moveable elements for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the presidency and pulpit.
First United Methodist Church Birmingham, Michigan
Michigan’s largest United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Church of Birmingham (FUMC), had a vision for a house of worship that would reward its rich musical programming without altering its architectural character or breaking the bank.
The Romanesque synagogue was originally built in 1929. Since it opened, acoustics were problematic for both choir music and speech intelligibility. The choir loft had heavy drapes that muffl ed the sound, and the sound system was antiquated. The magnificent Casavant organ had lost its luster. Water damage and 70 years of grime on the original plaster work required a complete cleaning and repair. Our work involved a thorough survey and measurements of the hall, including new plaster to acoustically match the old.
Tenth Church of Christ Scientist New York, New York
The Tenth Church of Christ, Scientist began the renovation of its Greenwich Village house with the intention to transform a hidden space into a light filled Infinity Chapel. The new $2.6 Million sanctuary contains a reading room and space for Sunday School is designed by Hanrahan Meyers Architects with JaffeHolden.