Arington High School

Arlington, WA

McGranahan Architects



Acoustical design was provided for all elements of acoustics within the school including architectural, HVAC mechanical noise control/sound and multi-media systems.


The new performing arts center was designed to support drama, orchestra and school assembly events. The space includes an orchestra pit that provides additional flexibility for various events. Absorptive and reflective elements were modeled to create an acoustical environment that has proven successful in all venues.

Acoustical Treatments:

Space absorption was used to adjust reverberation times within the space to appropriate levels. Theater board was affixed to the ceiling with consideration for absorption achieved by seating. Room diffusion was achieved through ceiling and sidewall reflective elements as well as room shaping.