Sanctuary's are generally the most critical area within the space. If music or speech cannot be understood, the congregation is left wondering what is happening and can be frustrated. Adequate acoustic treatment within this space is absolutely critical.
Whether it is a car, truck, boat, RV or some other dealership the standard design approach includes high ceilings, hard floors, and lots of glass to allow natural light. From an acoustic perspective, dealerships are the ideal candidate for acoustic treatment to reduce the echo issues automatically created by the building design and materials.
Have you ever been to a school Christmas Concert that has a sound system, but no treatment? It is virtually impossible to hear what is being said, because the mic'd voices are echoing throughout the large space.
The trend to work from home is becoming more and more popular. Many companies have implemented flexible work situations or have opted to allow employees to work from home full time. Whether your home office space is dedicated to your career, or to your kids completing their homework, the need for acoustics in the space is paramount.