Buist Academy Interior
- Architectural Acoustics
- Mechanical Noise Control
- Audio Systems Design
- Lead Architect: Stubbs Muldrow Herin
- Interior Architect: SMHa
Buist Academy for Advanced Academic Studies is an academic magnet school serving grades K-8 in downtown Charleston, SC. The project included both new construction and renovation of an existing historic classroom building dating to 1921. BRC designed enhanced classroom acoustics to meet LEED requirements.
Space and occupancy limits required the gym be located over the media center. For satisfactory sound isolation for the media center, BRC specified a gym floor assembly with a spring-isolated concrete slab two inches above the structural slab and resilient isolation between the floating slab and the finish floor.
In March, 2015, Buist won an Honor Award from the South Carolina Chapter of the Council of Educational Facilities Planners International (CEFPI), and the following month received a CEFPI Regional "Best Design Award."