CCS Michigan project spotlight: St. Anne’s Belfield Auditorium
In December of 2014, CCS Michigan VA. Office was contacted by St. Anne’s Belfield of Charlottesville, VA to provide a complete AV design for their new Upper School Auditorium. CCS had worked with St. Anne’s Belfield’s AV/IT department in the past on numerous classroom installations and a Cafetorium installation, providing them with the latest in AV technology for these areas. Through design process CCS worked directly with the Architect Bowie Gridley of Washington D.C. and St. Anne’s Belfield AV/IT department to come up with a design that would be both instrumental to the buildings architecture and general overall use of the facility. CCS installation team, project manager, and engineers worked directly with English Construction who was tasked as the General Contractor for this 2015-2016 project to make sure that the AV installation went along with the overall project design. The CCS team consisted of Sales Account Manager Win Anderson, Project Manager and Engineer Gene Wells, Lead Tech and Project Manager Mike Barker, and a team of installers Chris, Frank, Brian, and Garth. The installation consisted of a Dalite Tensioned Professional 151.5” x 288” screen hung directly behind the stage proscenium wall. The projector used with this installation was an NEC NC2000C Digital Cinema Projector with a built-in server. The customer chose the Digital Cinema option so they could be featured as a host for a future film festival. CCS re-installed two customer provided LG displays in the lobby and greenroom locations.
The Main AV control system featured a Crestron DM8x8 switcher. The Crestron DM inputs were located on the stage and AV control booth. The Crestron DM outputs were to the green room, main lobby, AV control booth and projector. The customer opted for the Crestron IPad control as well as a local Crestron 5” touch panel in the AV control booth location. Other key features of the Video system included a Oppo 4K scaling Blu-ray player, NCast PR-HD-Extreme R, and Vaddio Roboshot 30 QCCU camera system.
The Audio system was the biggest feature for them in this project since the Auditorium would be used for a variety of functions including weekly Catholic Mass, stage productions, keynote speakers, acapella festival, and a variety of musical events. The audio speaker system consisted of two speaker arrays flown left and right of the stage location with 6 QSC KLA12’s paired with 2 KLA181’s. The upper mezzanine speaker system consisted of 4 QSC ADS10T speakers fed from a QSC CXD4.2 amplifier. The audio system included an Allen & Heath GLD-80 audio mixing console with 3 audio expansion boxes located at the Stage racks and AV booth locations respectively.
The customer requested Sennheiser EW135G wireless handhelds, Sennheiser SK100 body packs, I30H-C choral mics for the auditorium microphone system. CCS installed 2 wall mounted Atlas WD-417 speakers outside of the green room and dressing room locations for performers and actors to know what scenes are ongoing on the stage location.
CCS has presently wrapped up the installation on this project and is working on other additions that St. Anne’s Belfield are interested in adding to their auditorium.
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Gene Wells, CTS
Project Manager/Design Engineer
Office (410) 290-9028 ext. 1025
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