DESIGN PROCESS Our design process utilizes a unique two-phased approach emphasizing design assistance to the project architect in outfitting the building for technologies  and incorporating architectural infrastructure for technology into the Building Construction Documents. Concurrently, or consecutively, we provide services to design the individual technology systems for which the building is to be outfitted (acoustics, sound, audio-visual and theatrical lighting, rigging, and drapery technologies) documenting them in the Systems Construction Documents. PHASE I -  TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN SERVICES These services help the project architect incorporate technology infrastructure into the building design. During this phase we define and document essentially everything the building will need to properly implement, accommodate, support, and integrate the desired technologies, current and future. This phase of services assists the architect and project engineers in preparing the Building Construction Documents, including Architectural, Electrical, Mechanical, and & Structural Construction Documents. Kehl Associates begins these services with discovery workshops to assess the needs of the client and the project. We then define and document the technology requirements of the project and associated budgets. We provide room geometry analysis and room shaping assistance to ensure that viewing angles, lighting angles, site lines, and acoustic goals are achieved architecturally. We design and document all technology infrastructure (architectural, electrical, mechanical, and structural) necessary to support the proposed equipment and acoustical materials. We work with the architect and project engineers to incorporate the infrastructure into the design of the building. Phase I services address the building design issues outlined below. ARCHITECTURAL ISSUES Theatrical lighting angles and resulting catwalk and  lighting instrument locations and space requirements Stage geometry and rigging layout and resulting structural beam locations and spaces requirements. Room geometry to accommodate acceptable site lines and viewing angles for screens or displays Room geometry requirements for appropriate screen size and screen height with respect to room depth Room volume and geometry to meet acoustical requirements Quantities, types, and locations of absorbent and reflective finish materials for appropriate room acoustics Materials and construction methods to achieve the desired noise isolation requirements Loudspeaker locations and coverage angles with respect to audience areas Projection throw distance and resulting projector locations and space requirements Camera shooting angles and resulting camera locations and space requirements User interface requirements and equipment control booth locations ELECTRICAL/STRUCTURAL/MECHANICAL ENGINEERING ISSUES Raceway, conduit. technical power, and grounding requirements for current and future systems Weight loads and structural attachment methods for current and future equipment Heat loads for current and future equipment Maximum NC (noise criteria) levels for current and future room functions PHASE II - SYSTEMS DESIGN SERVICES This phase of services is comprised of complete component level systems engineering services for the  systems. This phase includes the services necessary to design systems that will meet the Owner’s needs and budgets and to prepare bidding documents and specifications for procurement. During this phase of services Kehl Associates prepares the Systems Construction Documents for the Sound, Audio-Visual, and Theatrical Lighting, Rigging, and Drapery Systems, as well as special Acoustical Systems that are not part of the standard building materials. This phase of services may also includes construction management, commissioning, and acceptance testing services.
©2019 Kehl Associates LLC- All Rights Reserved Kehl Associates, LLC Minneapolis • Denver • Dallas • Phoenix         In 2019 we celebrate our 34th year as a consulting firm.  My personal thanks to our clients and friends who have made our first 33 years so successful and enjoyable.  I look forward to personally serving you for years to come.  Please feel free to contact me directly with any needs, questions, or comments.   Robert Kehl Founder & CEO email Robert Kehl        “If you want it done right, get Kehl Associates”           Director of Construction & Quality Assurance         University of Notre Dame  What We Do    Architectural Acoustics and System Design  Kehl Associates™ is a specialty consulting firm that provides design expertise in architectural acoustics, sound, audio-visual, theatrical lighting, and stage rigging systems.  Our designs are incorporated into Performing Arts Theatres, Churches, Educational and Athletic Facilities, Government and Corporate Facilities, and a diversity of other facility types.     Architectural Infrastructure for Technology  We help your architect design spaces that work for the technology by designing the infrastructure into the building to accommodate the systems in each space.  We critique room geometries and architectural features to ensure good hearing, viewing, sound, and lighting coverage, and adequate space for technology equipment and operation.  We define the electrical, structural, and mechanical systems requirements for proper operation of sound, video, lighting, and rigging systems.  We work with your building design team to incorporate this technology infrastructure into the design of the building.   Systems Design and Procurement  We design sound, video, lighting, and rigging systems that will serve the users needs and match the acoustics and geometric features of the individual spaces in the facility.  We  provide component level systems drawings, documentation, and specifications for bidding and procurement purposes.     Construction Management and Testing  We help manage the construction and systems installation, performing on-site inspections and testing to make sure everything is built and installed as intended.   Design-Build    We also offer Design-Build options that provide single-source design, sales, and installation of acoustical treatments as well as sound, audio-visual, theatrical lighting, and stage rigging systems.              6112 N Mesa Street Suite 7200 El Paso, TX  79912    888-881-5345 7900 International Drive Suite 300 - International Plaza  Minneapolis, MN  55425  612-332-5345 DESIGN PROCESS