Paul Wonsek Associates (PWA) of Marietta, GA, and Michael Garrison Associates (MGA) of Fresno, CA, recently implemented an impressive $2 million renovation of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. The goal was to put together a plan that included acoustics, audio and video systems in addition to other building systems upgrades. Menlo Park Presbyterian Church's "home campus" attracts a diverse group of people to multiple weekend services held in two separate venues. More than 3,000 people attend services over four sites on a weekend.
Three retractable projection screens were installed in the 1,100 capacity main sanctuary: one 9.0'x 16.0'Stewart Filmscreen with Ultramatte 130 and two 7.2'x 12.8' Stewart Filmscreen with Ultramatte 130. With a long throw distance plus ambient light to contend with, three 10,000 lumen Digital Projection TITAN 1080p-700 projectors were chosen to deliver the imagery to each screen.
For Durst and MGA, the project was a resounding success. Said Garrison, "We went from working with a church concerned that their budget might limit what the systems could accomplish to people thrilled with the finished product."
Many thanks to Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, Michael Garrison Associates and everyone else involved that selected DP's precision displays for this commanding installation.