The Gerding Theater at the Armory / Portland Center Stage in downtown Portland, Oregon is the first building on the National Register of Historic Places and the first performing arts center in the US to achieve LEED Platinum status. This project also represents one of the most challenging projects an acoustical engineer can take on:
Listen Acoustics worked effectively with both public and private leaders to create a true landmark project: http://www.pcs.org/armory.
Sue Buel Elementary, McMinnville, OR
A fast track school project in McMinnville, Oregon aiming for LEED Gold certification. This project was a modern acoustical challenge in that it had to balance the requirements for Acoustical Performance in LEED for Schools Indoor Environmental Quality with the budget and the constraints of the mechanical system. This acoustical challenge was successfully overcome to achieve a LEED point for Enhanced Acoustical Performance.
The Wyatt, Portland, OR
A mixed-use building in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon with 15 stories of residential space and over 11,000 square feet of retail space. The project won first place for a private building of value 50.1 million – 100 million in the 2008 DJC top projects awards. The building features acoustically-rated windows designed to reduce transfer of noise to the indoors from nearby US Interstate 5, the Portland Streetcar and the bustling Pearl District.
Bow Lake Elementary, Sea Tac, WA
An elementary school located in Sea Tac, Washington. The school features a multi-purpose room that can open to a stage on one side and the gymnasium on the other. The rooms were acoustically designed to operate independently, in a combination of two rooms together, or all together. The HVAC system was quieted down through strategic use of duct silencers.
Boulevard Kirkland, Kirkland, WA
A three-story mixed use building with ground floor retail spaces and luxurious condominium units located in downtown Kirkland, Washington, within walking distance of scenic Lake Washington. The main acoustical challenges were to design walls between adjacent units, which have many openings for outlets, plumbing etc., to reduce transfer of sound; as well as reduce the noise impact from rooftop mechanical equipment to the top floor living spaces.