BAP Acoustics is currently working with Shape Architecture throughout the design and construction of the Vancouver Masonic Centre. The project comprises two separate yet related elements – the four-story Vancouver Masonic Centre Building (VMC), and an eighteen-story naturally ventilated mixed-income rental housing building.
BAP has provided advice to promote high levels of sound separation between the Banqueting Hall and the Masonic Lodges and between the street level restaurant and the lodges. We are also recommending appropriate surface finishes to optimize the room acoustics and speech intelligibility in the lodges.
Reports have been issues to the City of Vancouver addressing noise bylaw compliance for the licensed premises, and compliance of the residential building with the Section 4.15, “Acoustics” of the City of Vancouver Zoning and Development Bylaws.