Federal Way Public Schools Support Services Center

Our Client

Bassetti Architects

The Project

  • Architectural Acoustics
  • Mechanical Noise Control

Located on a branch of the Hylebos Creek Watershed, the Federal Way Public Schools Support Services Center is home to the district’s Maintenance, Transportation, and Nutrition Services departments, linking essential services with each other and encouraging enhanced collaboration and communication among district staff. In addition to flexible office, administrative, and work spaces, the 60,000 sq. ft. facility features classrooms as well as indoor & outdoor gathering spaces for students, staff, and the community.


  • LEED Gold Certified

Our Role

BRC provided guidance for interior finishes to control reverberant sound in the large, two-level open atrium space. The type and area of sound absorption treatment supports a relaxed and conversational acoustical environment, and sits well with the architect’s design intent to allow visual access to the open structure. In high ceiling open-bay shop areas, worker safety is enhanced by low-noise mechanical fan systems and duct design, combined with an almost 100 % sound absorbing roof deck. Work coordination conversations are clear and intelligible, preventing any miscommunication around shared tasks when using power tools and overhead lifts.


BRC | Acoustics & Audiovisual Design