Portland City Hall

Portland City Hall Council Chambers Audio/Video Systems Master Plan (Ph. 1) & Design (Ph. 2)

Portland, OR

Greenbusch is assisting the City to identify short and long-term improvement strategies to maximize A/V system reliability and to bring system functionality up to modern technology standards in the Portland City Hall Council Chambers. A Final Assessment Report was issued and the project is in the final stages of Design.

Phase 1 Master Plan included:

  • Assessment, Testing & Evaluation of existing equipment such as microphones, loudspeakers, and video presentation systems
  • Acoustical analysis of equipment performance in the spaces
  • End-user needs assessment
  • Assistive listening system performance evaluation
  • Evaluation of the lighting control system functionality and integration with A/V control system
  • Budgetary cost estimate, upgrade priority checklist, and a phased timeline for system improvements
Snohomish County Administration Building

Snohomish County Administration Building

NBBJ - Everett, WA

The facility included sound reinforcement and A/V presentation in the Council Chambers and divisible meeting rooms.

Pier 66

Pier 66

Clinkston Brunner Architects - Seattle, WA

This unique facility incorporates a wide-range of audio systems from telephone paging and background music, to high-quality audio and video support during conferences and presentations.

Special ticketing kiosks were designed with integrated microphone paging stations.

Ticketing agents simply plug-in the kiosk, which then automatically over-rides any presentation modes already set-up.

Priority paging modes were designed-in, allowing the Port of Seattle staff to either prevent this override function or override the "cruise-ship mode" for important safety announcements.

The system is also integrated into the Port of Seattle Conference Center located next door.

Snohomish Court and Justice Center

Snohomish Court and Justice Center

NBBJ - Everett, WA

This new jail facility included state-of-the-art video visitation stations, minimizing the security required to move inmates from one location to another.

Design efforts also included a small video courtroom.

Cordova Center

Minch Ritter Voelckers - Anchorage, AK

This new community center in Alaska included a 250-seat Auditorium.

Greenbusch provided input on the shaping and finishes to enhance good sound quality at every seat.

Recommendations are also provided for sound isolation and mechanical noise and vibration control.

Bainbridge Island City Hall

Bainbridge Island City Hall

Miller/Hull Partnership - Bainbridge Island, WA

In addition to being the central gathering place for government activity, the City Hall Public Meeting Room also functions as a location for community gatherings.

Ease of use and fluid system integration were essential and the video system was designed to provide simplicity of use by persons making presentations to the council.

The system features an auto-mixing system, allowing for simple unattended operation.

Each member of the council was provided with a small speaker and volume control at each position on the dais. The "mix-minus" system allows members to hear themselves at a reduced volume, but provides progressively louder reproduction, based on the physical position of the member in relation to one another.

Infrastructure to perform a Broadcast of the council meetings was designed into the system, to allow the City to implement this feature at a later date.