Equinox Apartments

Seattle, WA

Mithun Architects



As a new project in the Eastlake area, full services were provided including architectural, mechanical and environmental acoustic review.


Located adjacent to Interstate-5, the project is in line of site to potentially high noise levels. The design goal was to reducing exterior noise to within an acceptable level of Ldn 45 dBA.


A serious of environmental noise monitors were deployed around the project site to establish baseline noise levels. From this information specific window assemblies were able to be recommended. A savings in window cost was achieved due to the fact that not every side of the building would have the same noise exposure.