First Baptist Church of Dallas - Dallas, TX
ETC, JBL, EAW, Lab.gruppen, BSS, DiGiCo, Sharp, LG, NEC
The First Baptist Church of Dallas has had a strong presence in downtown Dallas since 1868. When it came time to expand their outreach and worship facilities, they were eager to preserve their history and prime setting in the heart of the city. Years of planning and development resulted in preservation of their existing church building, demolition of several outdated buildings, and construction of a modern, urban, and exciting 178,000 square foot, 3,000-seat worship center and separate education building. The church embraced state-of-the-art technology throughout the project, recognizing its ability to both effectively deliver their message and develop a broader congregation.
Clair Solutions was tasked with installing sound reinforcement, video projection, theatrical lighting, distributed A/V and control systems throughout the new facilities. The audio system features JBL and EAW loudspeakers with LabGruppen amplification, BSS signal processing, and DiGiCo consoles. Clair Solutions also installed and programmed the Barco projectors which illuminate the massive 150ft. video screen stretching along the full length of the proscenium. Creative application of ETC lighting and rigging systems bring the facility to life.
With a projected three year schedule, time management was critical to the success of this project, and being a ground-up build, Clair Solutions had to interface and coordinate with a variety of trades. System design evolved throughout the course of the project, schedules changed and delays occurred, but remaining flexible and responsive to fluctuating needs allowed the Clair team to stay on track and deliver outstanding results.