Audio visual design for churches and other houses of worship is one of the core markets served by Spire AVL. We have extensive experience in this field and dedicated team members who are well versed in the nuances that help create an inviting atmosphere for worship. Through innovative design and experience, we help worship leaders inspire and pastors effectively communicate their message. Whatever your goal, we want to help you reach it.
Who We Serve
Spire AVL designs unique projects that are centered on our clients’ mission and style. Based in Pennsylvania, we provide church AVL design services nationwide in major population centers on the East Coast – including Philadelphia, Washington, DC/Northern Virginia, New York – and nationwide.
The process always begins with an in-depth consultation. Each project is engineered from the ground up, based on an extensive conversation about your vision as well as your practical requirements. In doing so, our aim is to find a balance between the two, with a system that fulfills all your needs while remaining realistic from a technological and financial standpoint.
How We Design
Spire AVL designs in a team oriented manner allowing multiple design opinions and perspectives to be introduced from the beginning of the process. No project is a one size fits all design. We have found that this approach works well for projects with many decisions that need to be made and many sub-budgets. We refer to this as our design/spec/build approach. This approach involves two contracts. One contract to design, and one contract for installation services.
Our design process starts with a thorough investigation of current constraints. This allows us to expose the current guidelines for the design. The project is then driven by what is appropriate for the needs of the space and the client. Spire provides each House of Worship client with a list of questions which help guide the intent and purpose of the design. From there, a visit of the space is conducted and measurements are gathered to allow our designers to get accurate design/build budget numbers and to start the conceptual design phase. Our conceptual design phase is thorough to allow for Church leaders to make direction choices before moving forward with any design documentation. Once a concept is determined, a the Design Documentation phase can begin.
Spire delivers high quality design documentation which typically includes the following:
- Audio layout
- Audio line drawing
- Direct audio coverage heat map
- Acoustical Rendering
- Lighting layout – house lighting & platform lighting
- Rigging layout
- Curtains elevation and plan view
- Control intent and layout
- Budgeting & feasibility
- Product specifications
- Acoustical treatment layout
- Electrical riser for all systems
- Rack plate drawings
- Control system line drawings
- Equipment rack drawings
- EC scope required & locations of needs
- Conduit schedule
- Wire pull schedule
- Phase loading of A/V/L equipment
- 3D Rendering(s) and/or Rendering Walkthrough Videos
- Stage Layout and Design
- Campus-wide AVL Layout and Riser
We provide design/build solutions for all sizes of projects. These projects are designed under a unified contract which includes a design package prior to the installation of the systems. Our design/build process allows the client to be very involved in design decisions and allows the creation of a completed proposal and budget earlier in the design process.
Multimedia Solutions for Today’s Houses of Worship
Church AVL design is a growing field that addresses the need for more immersive worship experiences. Spire AVL can put together a package of equipment and solutions that includes:
- PA systems, audio distribution systems and recording equipment
- Video projection and camera systems, video walls, distribution and switching equipment
- Theatrical, in-house and exterior lighting
- Stage rigging and curtains, automatic windows shades, and more
- Integrated control systems that put seamless operation at your fingertips
From megachurches to neighborhood fellowship centers, Spire AVL provides church AVL design for clients in NYC, Philadelphia and beyond. Read about some of the work we’ve done in the past by visiting our Project Profiles page or downloading our Worship brochure.
We Are Innovation
Spire utilizes a unified design team approach to ensure all elements of our systems are coordinated. This means that, unlike other church AVL design companies, we provide complete turnkey service. Instead of focusing on sales or installation, we do it all, from identifying your needs, to purchasing the equipment, to overseeing its installation. Once the job is done, we’ll be there to provide long-term support and training as necessary.
Throughout the process, you’ll work with a team of highly skilled technical and visual designers who have the experience, training and industry certifications necessary to bring your vision to life. Our team understands that the purpose of the technology we employ is to foster communication — as a result, it should be easy-to-use and work together in a seamless fashion.
Ultimately, what sets us apart is that our technical experts approach church AVL design from a big-picture perspective. In everything we do, our goal is to connect clients with products and solutions that enhance their messaging and deliver value for their congregants.
The first step in any church AVL design project is to schedule a consultation with one of our experts. We’ll connect you to a team member who has specific expertise in church AVL design and will be your point of contact throughout the process. We travel to Washington, DC, New York and beyond — so get in touch to arrange a meeting at your convenience!