K-12 Education

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Charles Wright Academy - Language and Performing Arts Center

BCRA - Tacoma, WA

The new Language and Performing Arts Center contains the Donn Laughlin Theater, as well as music and drama rehearsal rooms and a number of classrooms.

Greenbusch provided the architectural acoustical design, as well as noise control throughout the building.

A focal point of Charles Wright Academy's new wing is the Donn Laughlin Theater, a black box venue supports the performing arts department for students in grades 9-12.

This non-traditional black box also functions as a multi-purpose hall, supporting music recitals and general assemblies, seating between 250 and 400.

Acoustical Design for UW's Benjamin Hall

Thunder Mountain High School

MRV Architects - New Juneau, AK

New 166,400 SF high school was designed for a student population of 850, with the capability to expand to 1,100.

Greenbusch provided the architectural acoustical design, as well as noise control throughout the building.

The design was strongly influenced by the site - southern exposure for gathering spaces, Mendenhall Glacier and mountain views from the library, and academic commons overlooking the river.

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Mt. Rainier High School

BLRB - Des Moines, WA

Located directly in the Sea-Tac International Airport flight path, our analysis included evaluating site noise and designing the structure to reduce interior noise to levels conducive to a good learning environment.

Recommendations included construction elements for the wall and roof systems and for glazing throughout the various spaces.

Close coordination was required to ensure relief and intake openings did not provide pathways for aircraft noise infiltration.

Mechanical noise and vibration control were coordinated with the Mechanical Engineer.

In addition, we provided recommendations for shaping and finishes in the Great Hall performing area, music rooms and commons.