First Baptist Church, Midland, TX
K2 was retained by JSA Architects, Odessa, TX to provide acoustics and audiovisual services for a new building expansion at First Baptist Church, Midland. The project includes a new welcome center, chapel, and a renovation of the main Sanctuary.
To better support the ministry’s blended worship style, the platform and audio infrastructure of the Main Sanctuary were modified to accommodate choir, organ, and orchestral musicians during traditional services, and a full contemporary praise team for contemporary worship. Large storage areas were developed on either side of the Chancel for quick changeover of instruments and seating. New acoustical treatments were carefully integrated into the traditional design of the Sanctuary to control excessive reverberation and to better support communication through the audio system. New video projection systems were also seamlessly incorporated into the traditional interior design. Acoustical treatments were also carefully integrated into the new Chapel’s traditional design, optimizing clarity and intelligibility from new audio systems.