Education


Greenbush provides engineering services for higher education, community & technical colleges and K-12. Projects include:

EWU Pence Union Building (PUB)

EWU Pence Union Building (PUB)

Cheney, WA

In 2015, in response to years of student feedback, ASEWU student government and EWU leaders approved a plan to redesign the Pence Union Building to make it more usable and responsive to the needs of today’s students. Financed through student fees, the PUB redesign uses the existing footprint of the building (~125,000 square feet), focusing the renovation on the areas of highest need and maximum student benefit. Key elements for renovation included expanded dining options, increased space for student organizations, improved student and visitor access, an open Atrium, offices, and multi-purpose space.

Vertical Transportation: Working with the architect GBG performed a traffic study for above ground and below ground portions of the building to appropriately locate the passenger and service elevators and elevator equipment room. A total of three elevators were added. GBG was involved in all phases: SD, DD, CD and CA attending design meetings and performing site inspections through construction.

Greenbusch also provided acoustical design services for this project.

Washington State University, Troy Hall Renovation Design-Build (LEED® Silver)

Washington State University, Troy Hall Renovation Design-Build (LEED® Silver)

Pullman, WA

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.

The original 1921 brick structure was closed in 2010. The project demolished the interior while saving the historic brick and terracotta facade. Exterior walls were salvaged and restored. Terracotta from the original entrance was relocated for the new front door. Nearly 15,000 SF was added on the north side. The glass-enclosed expansion preserves the original exterior.

ELEVATORS: Floor heights were increased from 11 feet to 13.8 feet to create a better fit for mechanical equipment. GBG provided design for a single hydraulic elevator of 5,000 lb. capacity and traveling speed of 150 feet per minute (fpm). The size and shape of the elevator was selected to accommodate equipment as well as passengers, serving all floors, from the ground level through the penthouse.

Greenbusch also provided acoustical design services for this project.

2017 AIA/WA Civic Design Awards

University of Washington HUB

University of Washington

Seattle, WA

UW HUB Elevator Renovations

Greenbusch provided elevator and acoustical services for the renovation of the Husky Union Building (HUB). The project included work on six of the seven geared-traction elevators, four replacements and two modernizations. The elevators include three passenger only, one freight-only, and two dual-purpose, with each serving between 3- and 6-stops. The firm provided Elevator Assessment & Design; Bid Assistance; Construction Administration Services throughout this project.

The Evergreen State College

The Evergreen State College

Olympia, WA

Lab I, Lab II & CAB

Renovation of four elevators, requiring creative cooling solutions on strict budget and energy requirements. Our engineers purchased new elevator control cabinets with ducted outside air ventilation to keep control electronics cool.

Evans Library

This building was already undergoing a major renovation, requiring coordination with the designers of systems to insure compatibility the three renovated elevators.

Seminar I

Renovation of the existing 4-stop traction elevator, which included replacement of nearly all elevator systems except the car itself.

Western Washington University

Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

College Hall Elevator

Design for hole-less hydraulic elevator for this historic building. The exterior could not be modified visually unless approved by the WWU Architectural Committee. The challenge extended to the attic space, which didn't have enough room to allow a conventional elevator to fit without modifying the roof. Greenbusch was able to resolve this issue by using a Kone Ecospace elevator, which requires less space above the top floor for overrun clearance.

UW Clark Hall

University of Washington

Seattle, WA

For years Greenbusch has provided engineering services to the UW, completing such diverse projects as:

UW Clark Hall:

the design for the replacement of a 4-stop, hydraulic passenger elevator in this existing historic building on the UW Campus.

UW Schmitz Hall

Schmitz Hall:

Two heavily used traction elevators, 7-stops with basement-set hoist machines.

Thomson Hall Elevator #25:

Elevator and mechanical engineering services for this full modernization included replacing controls, hoist machine car, and auxiliary fittings.

Rainier School

Buckley, WA

This project included renovation of an existing and original 1982 hydraulic elevator. The elevator work contained all of the standard elements of a remodel: new power unit, new controls, new car operator station, new split system air conditioner for the machine room and new finishes.