SM&W was the acoustical consultant for this new LEED Gold Core and Shell office tower collaborating with Beck Architecture to develop designs that achieved the proper acoustic environment for 1401 Lawrence Street mixed-use spaces. The building includes nine floors of parking and 13 floors of leasable space. SM&W’s role on the project was to contribute to the building design so all spaces and areas were properly constructed and separated in regards to noise and vibration by presenting pragmatic and cost effective methods and materials to address acoustical issues such as sound transmission, building vibration, mechanical system noise & vibration and interior acoustic finishes for general comfort and reverberation control.
SM&W consultant delivered a full review of the core and shell mechanical system and provided noise mitigation recommendations. These recommendations included sound isolation construction at the mechanical equipment locations, duct-borne noise analysis and vibration isolation for mechanical equipment particularly to the closely adjacent courtyard area of the historic Larimer Square. Sound isolation and room acoustic recommendations were provided for shared building spaces such as the lobby and conference areas finished as part of the core and shell portion of this project. Special attention was paid to the noise impact of the rooftop mechanical units on the exterior courtyards located at the penthouse level.
An additional acoustical study was conducted at 1401 Lawrence, analyzing construction noise to evaluate the impact of an accelerated concrete pouring schedule.
- NAIOP Colorado Office Development of the Year
- Design-Build Institute of America’s National Award of Merit, Commercial Building Category