12th Avenue Arts - Two Black Box Theaters
SMR Architects - Seattle, WA
A unique approach to creating community, the 12th Avenue Arts project transformed an abandoned parking lot into affordable housing, two theaters, retail, studio and meeting space. Greenbusch provided the audio, video, paging and intercom systems for the two black box theaters.
The two theaters are shared by three different theater companies, each with different needs and goals. To make the most of a constrained construction and equipment budget, the goal was to provide extensive, flexible infrastructure allowing systems to evolve as needs and technology changed.
Everett Community College - Jackson Conference Center
Stemper Architects - Seattle, WA
Located in the heart of the campus, the uniquely shaped building had lost its identity over time. Through a master planning effort, the center was re-purposed as a state-of-the-art conference and event center, designed to attract speakers, training seminars, small hosted gatherings, and to serve as a revenue source for the college.
The feature areas include a large lecture/performance space and two smaller conference/training rooms. The main room includes a sound system capable of everything from rock ‘n roll to panel discussions as well as full video projection.
To address overflow when the main room is too crowded, audio and video was set up to feed into the adjacent break-out conference rooms. The video screen in the “overflow” room may be switched between what is currently being projected in the main room or the feed from a camera mounted at the main room’s ceiling. Greenbusch provided support through all project phases.
The facility re-opened in time to honor the 100th birthday anniversary of the late Henry M. Jackson, the building’s namesake and a former Washington State US Senator.
Everett Community College Student Fitness and Health Center
SRG Architects - Seattle, WA
This new, two story, 49,000 SF student fitness and health center contains: a gymnasium with a mezzanine; a multipurpose room for martial arts, yoga, and dance; and a Fitness and Weight Room; as well as a Conference room and Offices. The Gymnasium will be used for games and practices, as well as movies, lectures and musical performances.
The sound and video systems throughout the space were designed to support these varied needs, yet still be simple to operate.
Edmonds Community College Black Box Theater
DLR Group - Edmonds, WA
Extensive input/output jack panels and patching allow total flexibility for seating, stage layout, and AV device locations.
The system can handle high-level amplified musical performances, dramatic productions and surround-sound playback, as well as high-definition large-screen video. The systems are designed for full theatrical-style control by student operators, or automatic "plug and play" operation by non-technical users for simple events.
The facility also includes production intercom, monitoring, and lobby paging.
Thunder Mt. High School Auditorium and Gym
MRV Architects - Juneau, AK
The auditorium is equipped for full theatrical performances and surround sound for playing movies. In addition to sound and video systems, full intercom, paging and monitoring were implemented for use during performances along with state-of-the-art touchscreen features.
The gym is divisible and can be arranged in various forms; the sound system was designed to be easily configured for games, performances or other events.
Charles Wright Academy Black Box Theater
BCRA - Tacoma, WA
This new performance/assembly space houses musical performances, drama productions, lectures, and assemblies with variable audience seating.
The theater included full audio and video patching for maximum flexibility. The lobby can also be used as an independent meeting/performance space.