After over forty-five years in the industry, I will be retiring July 1, 2021. It has been a wonderful journey working with so many talented architects, engineers, professionals, and owners on thousands of interesting projects. I want to thank all of you that I have worked with for making this an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling career and am so pleased that our paths crossed.
As a co-founder of Greenbusch in 1989, I am proud of how the company has grown and of the leadership and staff that will carry forward.
With modest beginnings working from a tiny commercial office space and two employees—me and the late co-founder John Greenlaw, started The Greenbusch Group with a commitment to developing a culture of excellence, that values clients, staff, and quality technical work.
While this transition has been in process for awhile, there is no question that I will miss my co-workers, colleagues and the professional challenges that make this work fascinating.
What’s ahead for Julie? Over the years I have shared my passion for mission work in San Pedro Sula Honduras and plan on continuing working with the Bordo children and orphans for as long as possible. I also intend to become more involved with local outreach ministries, local political issues, and local children’s ministry. I also may write or paint or just read a book or maybe just take a long walk with the dog.
With kindest thoughts for everyone’s continued success and good health, thank you!!
Julie A. Wiebusch
…..a few things about Julie that we want to share…..
Julie’s lasting legacy to the field of acoustics, is centered in her commitment to mentoring, training and empowering staff with opportunities to develop as Acousticians, Project Managers, and future industry leaders. She inspires every day through her solid work ethic, enthusiasm for acoustics, gracious compassion, and unwavering dedication to quality.
…..some highlights about Julie’s Acoustical career…..
Julie’s interest in the acoustical field took shape after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, Interior Design, from Washington State University in 1973.
Her acoustical design portfolio is in the thousands and represents a diverse range of award-winning projects that includes: Seattle City Hall (2005), Federal Center South (2012), numerous new and renovated buildings at the University of Washington campus including the Life Sciences Building (2018); and the City of Seattle/SPU North Transfer Station (2016).
It was Julie’s passion for quality acoustics in the classroom, that led her to participate in a coalition of acousticians, educators, and audiologists to lobby the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to include in their standards a guide to good classroom acoustics – from which derived ANSI Standard S 12.60 for Classroom Acoustics.
Julie’s contributions to furthering the profession include serving on national industry boards including the NCAC Board of Directors (2006- 2012); ASTM E33 Building and Environmental Acoustics Committee, contributing her expertise to the development and refinement of acoustical measurement methodology; and Technical Contact and primary author for revised language of three standards: E1014 “Standard Guide for Measurement of Outdoor A-Weighted Sound Levels” and E1503 “Standard Test Method for Conducting Outdoor Sound Measurements Using a Digital Statistical Sound Analysis System;” And E1780 “Standard Guide for Measuring Outdoor Sound Received from a Nearby Fixed Source;” and as a U.S. Technical Expert to the International Standards (ISO) on Work Groups W 18-Sound Isolation, WG 19-Measurement, WG 22-Impact Sound and the Technical Chair of WG 17-Flanking.
Sought for her expertise interpreting code, Julie assisted multiple jurisdictions over the years with analyzing and updating of noise codes, including the City of Portland to create a “noise map” of the North Portland neighborhoods; participated on a panel advising the City of Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development on language revisions for the City Noise Code; City of Spokane; WWU; Seattle Public Schools; and numerous others with developing Acoustical design standards.
Greenbusch provides technical expertise in acoustical design, mechanical engineering, commissioning, audio/video engineering, and vertical transportation consulting services.
Established in 1989, Greenbusch is a woman-owned small business.