Wichita Art Museum
This addition to the existing 1935 structure of the Wichita Art Museum included a 6,000-square-foot Great Hall, expanded meeting rooms, and banquet facilities with a full-service restaurant. The focal point of the space is a hand-blown glass sculpture suspended from the room’s ceiling that was created by renowned artist Dale Chihuly.
Financed by donations from 165 companies, foundations, and individuals, the addition helped to expand the museum’s collection of American art to over 5,000 pieces.
AVANT ACOUSTICS provided the following services:
- Room acoustics consultation
- Sound reinforcement system design
- On-site system commissioning, including operator training and assistance during the first use
The new Great Hall’s glass walls and high-coffered ceiling posed an acoustical challenge. Using discretely placed absorptive materials and loudspeakers, AVANT was able to provide an aesthetically pleasing space with excellent speech intelligibility.
Location: Wichita, KS
Facilities: Exhibit Space
Client: Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey Architects
Designer: Previous Employee