Boldwing Continuum was commissioned by UBC Project Services to provide architectural and interior design solutions for the acoustical upgrade and renovation of the University of British Columbia School of Music.
Originally constructed in 1967, the building needed renovations in the existing teaching and practice rooms to provide the required acoustical enhancements, as well as interior finishes updates: entrance lobby, choir hall, offices, classrooms, practice rooms and corridors. Our goal was to enhance the acoustical characteristics of each space while complementing the original design.
The lobby upgrade included suspended acoustical panels delineating the ceiling coffer for sound absorption and interior/exterior lighting design that accommodates different requirements, events settings and accent lighting. The choir room and classroom now feature custom acoustical and sound absorptive wall panels with sound diffusers as well as suspended ceiling sound diffusers to create a bandshell effect and counteract the original ceiling configuration. Our lighting design improved light diffusion over a wide range of seating arrangements within the rooms.
The selected interior palette of colours and finishes complement the original architectural design to provide a modern appearance to a 40-year-old facility. New resilient floor designs differentiate corridors from level to level as well as each classroom.