Holy Names Academy
- Architectural Acoustics
- Project Architect: Studio Pacifica
- Renovation of Fine Arts Facilities
- Enrollment: Approximately 660 Students
Holy Names Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory school for girls in grades 9-12. Established in 1880 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, the historic building underwent a major renovation in 2005 to improve sound isolation and performance acoustics, and to include studio recording capabilities. BRC provided the architectural acoustical design for the recital space, practice rooms, recording studio, and choir/band room for the renovation. The band room entries were reconfigured and interior relights were redesigned to effectively control sound transmission to adjacent spaces; the recital hall acoustics were redesigned to optimize sound projection and control distracting reflections. A recording control room was designed to provide a high level of sound isolation and sound diffusion within the room for optimal listening conditions.
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