12th Ave Arts
The 12th Avenue Arts project (Capitol Hill Housing), is a unique mixed-use complex consisting of street level retail/restaurant space, four floors (88 units) of affordable work-force apartments, second floor non-profit office space, two performing arts venues, and a secure underground parking garage that serves Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct (115 spaces). This creative blend of arts, housing, and municipal spaces was a decade-long vision combining diverse stakeholders in a Capitol Hill neighborhood redevelopment/renewal project.
GBG provided acoustical, audio/video and mechanical designs for this 8-level, 140,000 SF facility. GBG Acoustical and Audio-video design included the two (2) theaters; one 150-seat and one 80-seat. Mechanical designs included full design of residential areas (five unique floor plans), police garage areas, the 2nd floor office area (10,000 SF) and Common toilet rooms on the 1st and 2nd floors.
Scope elements included coordination of site utilities, design of plumbing systems and risers, kitchen plumbing and grease interception, administering fire sprinkler systems by performance specification, design of HVAC systems for the commercial and residential spaces, kitchen ventilation and makeup air, stairwell/elevator shaft pressurization and the roof top solar.
Fisher Plaza - KOMO TV
Fisher Properties - Seattle, WA
Greenbusch developed the acoustical design for a new technology and broadcast facility with KOMO4, TV, the local ABC affiliate as the anchor tenant. The design included studio wall and ceiling construction to mitigate noise and vibration from the news helicopter that lands on the roof in close proximity to the studios. Recommendations also included interior finishes for the studios, sound isolation for critical spaces throughout the facility, mechanical noise and vibration control, and designs for the transfer of the three Fisher Radio studios, and associated control and production spaces.
- 2003 Seattle Chapter, National Association of Industrial & Office Properties, Technology Development of the Year Award
12th & Madison Mixed Use (Trace Lofts)
Johnson Architecture & Planning (Seattle) - Seattle, WA
Built in 1919, the Trace Building endured as a moving company warehouse, an athletic apparel manufacturing plant, and a Tibetan monk's home, among other things. The Trace Building has been transformed from a well-worn warehouse into the upscale Trace Lofts with 42 condominium units and retail located at street level. Maintaining the historic authenticity dictated the design approach; the aesthetic remains true to its origin as a renovated warehouse. Greenbusch tested various combinations of underlayments and finishes to determine how they would respond acoustically with the existing structure. The Developer graciously gave us access to the building during the design period to gather the data needed to respond to the design.
- 2008 Eagle of Excellence Historical Restoration, ABC Excellence in Construction Award