MARCH 27, 2020
To our Wonderful Clients, Colleagues & Friends:
We are collectively working through unusual times and circumstances and hope that you are all safe and healthy. We're thinking of everyone's well-being as we navigate this new and changing environment.
At Greenbusch we are providing uninterrupted service through a variety of communication and project management tools, just like you. We maintain our daily schedules, internal staff meetings, external project meetings, and business operations.
Technology has allowed us to work remotely for several years, which has proactively prepared us for the unexpected. We're staying connected, supporting projects through e-mail, phone, teleconference, video conferencing, work share platforms, and all the amazing means that enable us to conduct our work and keep our deliverables on schedule.
For now, we're saying hello from our "virtual offices." Should you have any questions, concerns or opportunities, please contact us through email or phone. Thank you.
The Greenbusch Group Team
FEBRUARY 5, 2020
The Boston Society of Architects (BSA) awarded a Citation level award to the EWU Pence Union Building in the Education Facilities Design Awards Program. Greenbusch provided Acoustical design and Vertical Transportation for the renovation.
Read more about the project and award here.
JANUARY 30, 2020
JUNIOR ACOUSTICIANS IN TRAINING
The cafeteria at Brookville Intermediate School is very noisy, making conversation difficult, so the teachers challenged the students to come up with a solution.
As a Project Based Learning (PBL) opportunity the Fifth Grade Students were tasked with researching and mitigating the noise.
A local Architect invited Julie Wiebusch, Principal Acoustician/President of Greenbusch Group as a volunteer Acoustical Technical Expert to assist.
Julie and the students evaluated the acoustical qualities of the room, measured the reverberation time, discussed design, materials, and ways to reduce the noise. The students broke out into teams and brainstormed ideas using Julie as their technical resource. The students were amazingly creative with multiple ideas.
Once the student solutions are fully developed, the school administration will consider the students’ recommendations as they take next steps to reduce noise in the cafeteria.
JANUARY 21, 2020
Greenbusch Group is pleased to announce that Ashley Masoner, MSCE/Acoustician, recently joined the firm’s Acoustical Department.
JANUARY 8, 2020
Greenbusch Acousticians Justin Morgan, INCE and Ellie Myers on site at Colman Dock along the Seattle waterfront, measuring hydroacoustic and airborne noise from pile driving activities related to the Ferry Terminal renovation. The new terminal is taking shape with a planned opening in 2023
DECEMBER 19, 2019
Wishing you a bright, joyful holiday season and a Happy New Year!
OCTOBER 31, 2019
Happy Halloween from GreenBOOsch!
Greenbusch celebrated a very spooky Halloween - fun for all!
OCTOBER 14, 2019
Acoustics takes us to interesting places….
We recently visited an egg farm to evaluate the acoustical characteristics of the processing plant.
More than 1 million eggs are processed daily through specialized equipment that conveys the eggs through wash and blow dry cycles and then packages into cartons or liquid eggs for delivery to market..
SEPTEMBER 17, 2019
Alaskan Way Viaduct Demolition Progress
Today's panoramic view of the SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct Demolition.
AUGUST 29, 2019
Seattle Design Festival
Participating in the 2019 Seattle Design Festival (SDF), ScharrerAD and Greenbusch Group collaboratively exhibited an interactive installation as part of the “Design in the Parks” event of the SDF Block Party. Every year, the SDF program works in partnership with City of Seattle Parks & Recreation to bring “Design in the Parks” to promote public engagement, education, participation and inspiration in partnership with the local design community.
“Big Blue: in/out of Balance,” was our concept for this year’s interactive installation, featuring the Earth comprised of weighted blue, green and black blocks set on top of shifting boards. Blocks were color coded and weighted according to their environmental impact on the Earth. Participants were encouraged to write down sustainable and environmentally conscious ideas on the green/blue blocks, environmentally harmful ideas on the black blocks and attempt to “balance” the boards by shifting and rearranging the blocks. The installation allowed participants to consider how design can mitigate humans impact on the planet and balance the needs of all inhabitants.
AUGUST 26, 2019
Red Cedar is Seattle Housing Authority's fourth new residential building to open as part the redevelopment of Yesler Terrace. Greenbusch provided acoustical design for the Red Cedar project. The architect for the project was SRG Partnership. More about the building can be read here: DJC
AUGUST 12, 2019
Julie is back from her trip to Honduras
Julie Wiebusch recently returned from her annual trip to San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Since 2013, she and a team of friends have dedicated time teaching and helping the children and families in the local community. The children were ecstatic to see her again and this trip was commemorated with Helping Hands artwork. This marks her sixth-year volunteering to help this impoverished community.
JULY 17, 2019
Before/After: Heat Recovery Unit
New heat recovery unit in place and start-up in process at Meadowbrook Pool!
Before (pictured left). After (pictured right).
JULY 10, 2019
Alaskan Way Viaduct Demolition
A side by side comparison of the progress of the SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct Demolition. Greenbusch currently has noise monitoring stations set up on rooftops to monitor viaduct demolition noise. Greenbusch is working with contractor, Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.
More information on this project can be found here: Removing the Alaskan Way Viaduct
APRIL 25, 2019
North Transfer Station honored by AIA for sustainable design
Seattle Public Utilities North Transfer Station in Seattle is a winner of the American Institute of Architects 2019 COTE Top Ten Award for Sustainable Design. The Greenbusch Group is the mechanical engineer of record and provided acoustical design services. The firm was integrally involved in providing data to Mahlum Architects who crafted the winning award submittal.
FEBRUARY 26, 2019
Building of the Year
The University of Washington Life Sciences Building is the 2018 DJC Building of the Year. Greenbusch provided Acoustical, Vertical Transportation and A/V design services, in collaboration with Perkins + Will, for the Life Science Buiilding. More about the building can be read here: DJC
JANUARY 23, 2019
MarketFront wins 2019 AIA award
Pike Place MarketFront in Seattle is one of four projects to win the American Institute of Architects 2019 Institute Honor Awards for Regional and Urban Design. Greenbusch provided acoustical design services, in collaboration with Miller Hull Partnership, LLP. More about the building and other winners can be read here: AIA
JANUARY 16, 2019
Adam co-teaching at Madison High School in Portland, OR
Principal Adam Jenkins spent a day co-teaching at Madison High School in Portland this week. Sophomore algebra students popped balloons in the hallway and classroom, then calculated reverberation time using regression techniques they are learning. Their answers were within 2% of ASTM2235 methods, the next generation of Acousticians looks bright!
DECEMBER 21, 2018
Season's Greetings from Greenbusch!
Greenbusch's last newletter for the year 2018 went out this week. Don't miss it. The firm wishes you a bright, joyful holiday season and a Happy New Year.
NOVEMBER 6, 2018
AIA Honor Awards 2018
- Fire Station 22. The new $13 million, 10,000 SF station is a two-story, steel-framed structure with updated systems, a drive-thru apparatus bay, decontamination clean room and storage for major disaster supplies. Greenbusch provided Mechanical Engineering and Acoustical design services.
- Helen Sommers Building at the State of Washington Capitol Campus. New five-story building housing the State of Washington Office of Financial Management, Legislative agencies and the Washington State Patrol. The facility includes a large atrium space, Training and Conference Rooms, secure Interview Rooms and enclosed and open offices.Greenbusch provided Acoustical design services.
- WSU Troy Hall Renovation. A former dairy building on the Washington State University campus in Pullman has been transformed into a modern classroom and lab building. Troy Hall now houses the Department of Chemistry and School of the Environment. The $32.3 million remodel and addition totals 50,000 square feet. Greenbusch provided Acoustical design and Vertical Transportation services.
SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
Fire Station 22 was awarded the AIA WA Civic Design Award for 2018. Greenbusch served as subconsultant for Weinstein A+U and provided mechanical and acoustical engineering services for this project. The new $13 million, 10,000-square-foot station is a two-story, steel-framed structure with updated systems, a drive-thru apparatus bay, decontamination clean room and storage for major disaster supplies. The project was designed for LEED platinum certification, with solar panels on the roof and cisterns to reuse captured rainwater.
This project was also featured on the DJC when it was completed. More information on the new facility can be found here: Fire Station 22 opens on Roanoke (Seattle DJC 2/16/2018).
SEPTEMBER 5, 2018
Park Place Middle School (PPMS) marked the completion of its $69 million modernization with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house yesterday with much excitement and anticipation. The new and modernized facilities were designed by Integrus Architecture and general contractor was Cornerstone Construction. Greenbusch was subconsultant to the design team and provided mechanical engineering, acoustical services and audio/video design. The modernization of Park Place Middle School include the construction of a new 2-story academic building, a new auxiliary gym attached to the existing gymnasium and new all-weather outdoor sport facilities in Phase One. Phase Two of the project modernized and expanded the existing gymnasium, added specialized classrooms and a new office and commons.
AUGUST 21, 2018
Greenbusch acoustician, Justin Morgan (pictured above with acoustical equipment), was recently featured in an article about the ongoing construction at Port of Everett’s South Terminal. The full article, "Don’t worry, that pile driver’s limited to 2,000 clunks a day," can be read on HeraldNet.
JULY 30, 2018
Central City Concern's Eastside Health Clinic was awarded the 2018 AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Award (for Category D: Unbuilt).
Located in Portland, OR, Eastside Health Center is a six-story, multi-services healthcare complex dedicated to the health and recovery of adults and families experiencing homelessness, poverty and addiction. When completed, the award-winning facility will provide comprehensive case management and clinical services in a supportive environment designed to advance stabilization and rebuild lives. The facility includes 34 Transitional housing studios, 10 Palliative care rooms, 118 Single-Room Occupancy units, and 12 Respite care beds with options for patients with varying levels of fragility.
Greenbusch worked with Ankrom Moison Architects (lead designer) to provide acoustical design for noise isolation and privacy throughout the facility in areas such as counseling, treatment, housing units, and the street level which contains a pharmacy, teaching kitchen and shared commons area.
JUNE 5, 2018
Construction is expected to finish by fall on a $19.3 million pedestrian bridge to connect Everett's growing waterfront district with Grand Avenue Park. The bridge project will fulfill a decades-long goal to have a convenient passage over the railway and state Route 529. Greenbusch provided vertical transportation service to this project.
JUNE 2, 2018
Aerial Construction progress of Park Place Middle School. Greenbusch provided acoustical and mechanical engineering services.
JUNE 1, 2018
Greenbusch hosted a booth at the 2018 SAME STEM Career Fair. More than 500 energized students rotated through Seattle Public School’s Annual Career Fair and Greenbusch's booth was well received by the students. Adam and Justin engaged students with a hydroacoustics interactive display.
FEBRUARY 16, 2018
Seattle Fire Station 22 recently hosted an Open House to celebrate the completion of the new Roanoke facility. Greenbusch provided mechanical and acoustical services for this project!
The new $13 million, 10,000-square-foot station is a two-story, steel-framed structure with updated systems, a drive-thru apparatus bay, decontamination clean room and storage for major disaster supplies.
FEBRUARY 7, 2018
Greenbusch is pleased to announce that Dylan Turner, PE, CCP, LEED® AP BD+C has recently been promoted as a partner with the firm.
Dylan has assumed the role of Associate Principal in the Mechanical Engineering Department and leads the firm’s Vertical Transportation (VT) and Commissioning (Cx) consulting disciplines at the Seattle Office. Dylan joined Greenbusch seven years ago and has played a key role in the delivery and growth of the firm’s Engineering Services, VT and Cx practices. He serves as the Engineering Representative on the State of Washington Labor & Industries Elevator Committee, and is a member of the US Green Building Council and Building Commissioning Association. He will continue to expand his involvement in client relations, business development, project scheduling, quality control, and project management.
Greenbusch is very proud to welcome Dylan to the firm's partnership.
OCTOBER 2, 2017
AUGUST 14, 2017
Consultants Julie Wiebusch, INCE and John Greenlaw, PE co-presented “Acoustics in the K-12 Learning Environment” to Seattle Public Schools on June 14th. Their presentation discussed audibility and intelligibility, and their roles in classroom acoustics and designing mechanical systems that support good listening conditions..
JULY 13, 2017
June 23, 2017
The Greenbusch acoustical monitoring staff will be heading to Unalakleet, Alaska for an upcoming hydroacoustics project. Greenbusch monitoring staff will provide the contractor with daily reports. Internet access will be limited on site but staff will regularly update bi-weekly on the progress of the project. Pictured above is a skiff practice run of the monitoring.
The River Revetment Phase III Project will install a sheet pile bulkhead on the north spit at the mouth of the Unalakleet River in Unalakleet, Alaska. A total of 532 sheet piles, 11 termination piles, 9 wye piles and pipe piles of varying diameters are scheduled for installation over the duration of the Project. Greenbusch monitoring staff will be on-site measuring underwater sound levels generated by pile driving to assess compliance with the Project’s underwater sound level limits.
Learn more about hydroacoustic monitoring and Greenbusch's projects.
May 26, 2016
One of Greenbusch's projects is featured in this book, Worship Space Acoustics: 3 Decades of Design. GBG provided audio/video design for St. Michael's Parish.
“Worship Space Acoustics: 3 Decades of Design is a beautiful collection of recent work. This is a comprehensive compendium that far surpasses previous publications in the field in its depth, design, and information. Worship spaces of all major U.S. religions are covered. This book should be an obligatory reference for any consultant involved in church architecture and acoustics.”
The book can be found here: http://www.springer.com/us/book/9781493930968
March 21, 2016
University Link light rail opened six months early and $200 million under budget. The 3.1 miles of track connect Westlake in downtown Seattle to Capitol Hill and the University of Washington. Greenbusch provided construction noise and vibration consulting and audio/video systems design.
March 19, 2016
Mayor Murray officially opened the new Seattle Animal Shelter remodeled cat and critter areas which will provide updated and more flexible spaces for the animals. Greenbusch provided commissioning services for an extensive upgrade of the cat room and critter area. The renovation of the cat adoption rooms more than doubled the typical cat housing unit footprint and provides flexibility for population variations. Three cat roaming rooms were added, allowing cats areas to play and increasing interaction with potential adopters.
Photos of the event:
March 9, 2015
This month's newsletter features Auto Dealers and Auto Service Facilities that Greenbusch consulted to.