Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences

SAAS is an independent upper-grade school located in the urban Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, WA. For their new state-of-the-art STREAM laboratory, SAAS hired SBI to coordinate the selection and installation of specialized lab equipment into this unique site.

Their fume hood needs were distinct because any activity must be visible from the teacher’s planning room which is adjacent to the fume hood walls. SBI, working exclusively with Mott Manufacturing developed customized fume hoods with clear back panels to provide observation sightlines through the separate spaces, allowing the teachers to better direct student experiments.

Our project managers and certified installers coordinated closely with the construction team and surrounding community to safely and efficiently install the lab furnishings into the 5th floor of this tight, urban neighborhood site. Large furniture deliveries to SBI were consolidated into floor-by-floor deliveries to the building and boomed to upper floors.

SBI also provided all lab equipment, cabinets, drying racks, shelving, and lab tables.