Liberty Middle School
La Vista, Nebraska
A $59.6 million bond issue passed to accommodate growth, improve existing facilities, and preserve neighborhood schools resulted in the development and construction of the Papillion-La Vista Community’s third middle school, Liberty. Not only was the facility built to address current concerns of overcrowding in the district, but to have the capacity for expansion as projections for the community show continued growth.
- Acoustical analysis of a typical classroom space was performed to determine the appropriate materials required to meet acoustical criteria and provide acceptable speech intelligibility, as well as proper sound isolation.
- Recommendations were provided for appropriate wall constructions for instrumental and vocal music rooms to meet acoustical criteria for proper sound isolation.
- Recommendations for the appropriate amount, type, and location of acoustical treatments required for creating acceptable acoustical environments in each space were provided after careful analysis and determination of acoustical parameters through the use of computer modeling.