HIGH LAKES CHRISTIAN CHURCH in LaPine, Oregon is in the process of building a multi-purpose "gymnasium" to be completed this year. Their original plan was to contract us to build a 3D rendering of what the new space would look like. Additionally, the staff at HLCC had an equipment wish list of new items they wanted to purchase and integrate it with their current technology. After looking through their information and discussing the long-term goals and needs, it became apparent a new plan of attack was needed. There was no plan for conduits for audio and video runs,
distributed video throughout the campus, electrical conduits with proper distribution and power loads, adequate house lighting with theatrical dim capability, and of course a comprehensive design for all AVL needs not just for worship--but safe to use in an environment that objects may be struck by volleyballs, basketballs, etc.
Several critical problems were noted during the design phase, mostly to do with electrical, that would have been catastrophic without making changes. For starters, there wasn't enough power being fed into the building to drive the audio, video, and lighting systems--everything was on a single-phase circuit, rather than three-phase. The original house lights specified were pendant-style (with a hard-ceiling) of PVC plastic! A single basketball strike to any fixture would have been instant death to that light. While certainly bright enough for worship, it would have been far too dim to use as in a gymnasium configuration. We specified new ceiling-recessed fixtures giving more useable space while also eliminating any kind of damage from a stray ball.
When it comes to building a new space for worship, it's easy to only look at the equipment itself. But at HOWAVL we understand there's considerably more to a successful build out than just the gear. An comprehensive, proper plan is the difference between a reliable successful build-out compared to non-stop issues that could have been avoided in the design itself.
SCOPE OF WORK
- HOUSE LIGHTING for worship
- STAGE LIGHTING
- FOH AUDIO and MONITORING
- ACOUSTICS control for Sanctuary
- DISTRIBUTED AUDIO and VIDEO
- IMAG VIDEO
- VIDEO for LIVE STREAMING
- ELECTRICAL LOADS and CONDUIT RUNS