Valhalla Elementary School

Federal Way, WA

DLR Group



SSA was brought in to address post construction noise issues.


The issues included sound transmission between the commons, cafeteria areas, and classrooms that resulted in poor speech intelligibility, footfall impact noise between floors, and mechanical noise that exceeded state standards for classrooms.


Solutions were utilized that stayed within budget, allowed the school to remain functional during implementation, and stayed true to the aesthetic of Valhallla Elementary and the architects vision.