SERVICES

Acoustical Consulting ▪ Theatre Consulting ▪ AV-LV Consulting

Our services are all inter-related—some directly and some less so—and it is somewhat difficult to describe one without the others. For example, even a basic AV system needs a room with good acoustics, appropriate lighting, and an internet connection to provide today’s expected performance; thus, acoustics, AV, lighting, and IT go hand-in-hand. Each service below details what DLAA can do for you in that particular area of expertise.

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Theatre Design Services


Theatre and Concert Hall Programming, Planning and Design ▪ Theatre Equipment Programming and Design ▪ Performance System Design ▪ Theater Performance Equipment Design ▪ Stage Equipment Design ▪ Performance Lighting Design ▪ Performance Rigging Design

As leading theatre design consultants, D. L. Adams Associates offers advanced theatre design services to improve the audience experiences, as well as that of the performers.

Enchanted performances enhance great theaters.  Wonderful acoustics combined with expert theatre design is at the root of all thrilling performing arts spaces.  At David L Adams we provide theatre consulting to architects, professional arts complexes, conservatories, and universities, non-profits, and everyone else who is excited by the magic of performance.

DLAA Provide Complete Theater Design Services For Every Performance Space

Our DLAA Theatre consultants know that an integrated design approach that includes acoustics, performance lighting, and rigging working hand in hand with operational needs and functions are the cornerstones to the success of any venue.  Whether it is a performing arts complex, theatre, concert hall, or auditorium, technology needs to work within the experiential intent of the venue, working with the architecture structure and finishes to create a multi-sensory experience.

DL. Adams’ utilizes our 40 years of acoustical, theatre and AV design expertise to benefit your project. We are leaders in our industry with affiliations with:

  • American Society of Theatrical consultants (ASTC)
  • United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)
  • The American Society of Acousticians

Theatre Design Services

  • Strategic planning master planning and Design
  • Programming and Conceptual Design
  • Theatre and Concert Hall Planning and Design
  • Auditorium Design
  • Performance System Design
  • Performance Equipment and Design
  • Performance Lighting and Rigging design
  • Performance Sound and Communications
  • Life Cycle Cost Analysis
  • Testing

We will happily provide you with an Accredited AIA Presentation

From site selection and spatial planning to the design of performance lighting, stage systems, rigging systems, turntables, pit lifts, and seating layouts, our theatre design consulting services understand the complex relationship between, stage, audience and house, and work as an extension of the architect to enhance the acoustics, visibility, and operation of each space.

  • Strategic planning master planning and Design
  • Theatre Planning and Design
  • Theatre performance equipment and Design

Programming and Conceptual Design

  • Building space programs
  • Bubble diagrams indicating functional adjacencies
  • Individual room data sheets
  • Conceptual design of performance and ancillary spaces
  • Operational requirements from electrical to custodial
  • The Budget: Order of magnitude cost projections the Budget

Theatre and Concert Hall Planning

  • Functional planning of front-of-house public spaces and back-of-house support facilities
  • Layout of performance and production spaces
  • Detailed design of studio theatres, rehearsal rooms, dressing rooms, control rooms, grids, catwalks, orchestra pits, and stage floor construction

Auditorium Design

  • Detailed design and shaping of auditorium and stage
  • Seating layouts
  • Sightline analyses
  • ADA accommodation

DLAA provides Expert Witness Testimony

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Lighting & Rigging


We can help when it is time to build or remodel your performance space.  Working closely with you and other design team members we listen to your needs.

Performance System Design / Performance – Lighting  and Rigging

  • Heat and electrical loading reports
  • Structural loading reports
  • Design and commissioning of performance systems, including;
  • performance lighting systems
  • auditorium and backstage lighting
  • performance architectural lighting
  • architectural lighting control
  • performance rigging – manual and motorized
  • motorized lifts
  • performance draperies
  • performance sound reinforcement
  • audio and video relay to backstage and lobby
  • paging systems
  • intercom systems
  • assistive listening systems
  • Stage Manager’s control systems
  • A/V presentation systems
  • auditorium seating
  • telescopic seating units
  • pipe grids and tension-wire grids
  • adjustable acoustic devices
  • orchestra shells
  • stage platforms and equipment

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Acoustic Consulting


Architectural Acoustics for Education ▪ Corporate ▪ Healthcare ▪ Hospitality ▪ Multi-family ▪ High Rise ▪ Performing Arts ▪ Cultural ▪ Government ▪ Civic

We closely study the way sound interacts with various surfaces and engineer acoustic solutions that amplify sounds and eliminate unwanted noise.

Acoustic Consulting Services

  • Architectural Acoustics for all building types
  • Education, K8-K12 with emphasis on STEM and STEAM classrooms, Multi-function, gyms, and assembly spaces
  • Corporate acoustical planning for external and internal sound insulation
  • Healthcare, acoustics for all Healthcare Environments
  • Hospitality: Creating Acoustically Excellent Destinations
  • Multi-Dwelling: Noise--Control for Multi-family housing Buildings
  • High Rise Residential: Acoustical Consulting for High-Rise Multi-family and Residential
  • Performing Arts Acoustics
      • Concert Hall, Recital Halls, and Rehearsal Rooms
      • Auditoriums Theatres
      • 2,500 seat Road Houses, to 500 seat Flexible Theatres
      • Educational Performing Arts Schools
      • Black Boxes and Flexible Rehearsal Halls
  • Transportation: Acoustics for all aspects of rapid transit
  • Noise and vibration control: including structural isolation systems
  • On-Site Testing and Analysis

DLAA provides Expert Witness Testimony

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Acoustic Testing


Our services range from environmental assessment and outdoor noise evaluations to internal acoustic testing within diverse architectural assemblies and ensure that every completed project is of the highest standards in meeting code compliance.

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Noise and Vibration Control


Excessive noise and vibration can impact the usefulness of occupied spaces and their surrounding environments. We engineer solutions for noise control that measure, isolate and reduce disruptions from sound, and vibration.

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Audio Video (AV) Consulting


Performing Arts Centers ▪ Event space ▪ Conference Centers ▪ Conference Rooms ▪ Hotels ▪ Meeting Spaces ▪ Ballrooms ▪ Assembly halls ▪ Auditoriums ▪ Stadiums ▪ Theaters ▪ Concert Halls ▪ Arenas ▪ Amphitheaters ▪ Hospitals ▪ Medical Facilities ▪ Courtrooms ▪ Jury Rooms ▪ Classrooms ▪ Lecture Halls.

At D. L. Adams Associates, we stand in the firm belief that visual and audio engineering work together to produce the ultimate listening experience.

Audio video Systems Design

Audio Reinforcement ▪ Visual Messaging ▪ Assistive Listening ▪ Video Projection ▪ Video Conferencing ▪ Whole-Building Control Systems ▪ Distance Learning ▪ Telemedicine Systems

Audio video Evaluations and Surveys

Noise and Vibration Surveys ▪ Noise & Vibration Monitoring ▪ Planning and Noise ▪ Noise Impact Assessments ▪ Pre-construction Noise/Vibration Assessments ▪ Sound Testing ▪ Sound Insulation Investigations ▪ Noise at Work Assessments ▪ Smart Noise Control ▪ Construction Management Noise Mitigation Plan

Low Voltage Consulting Services

Intercom, and Voice Paging System Design ▪ Public Announcement (PA) Systems ▪ Structured Cabling ▪ Wireless Networks Design ▪ Video Surveillance Systems ▪ Master Clock Systems ▪ CATV Distribution System

Audio video Design Services For:

  • Performing Arts Centers
  • Event space
  • Conference Centers
  • Conference Rooms
  • Hotels
  • Meeting Spaces
  • Auditoriums
  • Stadiums
  • Theaters
  • Concert Halls
  • Arenas
  • Amphitheaters

Audio video Systems Design

  • Performance Sound
  • Audio Reinforcement
  • Visual Messaging
  • Assistive Listening
  • Video Projection
  • Video Conferencing
  • Whole Building Control Systems
  • Distance Learning Telemedicine Systems

Audio video Evaluations and Surveys

  • Noise and Vibration Surveys
  • Noise & Vibration Monitoring
  • Planning and Noise
  • Noise Impact Assessments
  • Pre-construction Noise/Vibration Assessments
  • Sound Testing
  • Sound Insulation Investigations
  • Noise at Work Assessments
  • Smart Noise Control
  • Construction Management Plan (Noise, Vibration, and Dust)
  • Noise Mapping

Low Voltage Consulting Services

  • Intercom, and Voice Paging System Design
  • Public Announcement (PA) Systems
  • Structured Cabling
  • Wireless Networks Design
  • Video Surveillance Systems
  • Master Clock Systems
  • CATV Distribution System

DLAA provides Expert Witness Testimony

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IT, Data-Voice-Infrastructure


We can help when it is time to build or remodel your performance space. Working closely with you and other design team members we listen to your needs.

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Environmental Noise Testing


Our experience in environmental noise pollution-control consists of field-proven engineering solutions for measuring, analyzing, and quieting noise.

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Life Cycle Cost Analysis


We can help with you budget costs when it is time to build or remodel your performance space.  Working closely with you and other design team members we listen to your needs and create a life cycle cost analysis and outline budget.

Life Cycle Cost Analysis

  • Focus on sustainability for the future
  • Assess existing equipment and develop a capital plan
  • Life cycle analysis of performance equipment
  • Capital budget projections for maintenance, repair, and replacement of critical systems
  • Detailed reporting to aid in fundraising campaigns and donor presentations

Expert Witness in Acoustics


An expert witness or judicial expert is an individual who has knowledge on a particular subject beyond that of an average person.

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Contact D. L. ADAMS ASSOCIATES Today

You Have A Vision ▪ We Have the Acoustics to Get You Heard

303-455-1900