Kol Rinah synagogue located in St. Louis, Missouri is relocating to a 32,000 square feet renovated Baptist Church and 1950’s School Building. A new 8,700 square foot addition for entrance lobby, early childcare center, and new sanctuary sufficient to serve the ritual and program needs will unite the existing buildings. The base seating of the new sanctuary will be approximately 240 with the opportunity to build a balcony if additional funding becomes available that would increase the capacity to approximately 350. The primary function of the space is gathering, learning, and prayer. The natural acoustics of the space is designed for greater speech intelligibility of natural and amplified spoken word while also being supportive and giving a sense of liveliness for congregational singing. Kirkegaard completed room acoustics, sound isolation and noise control design for the project.
Mechanical Noise Control
Room Acoustics Design
Patterhn Ives, Architect, St. Louis, MO