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Category: Acoustics

Case Study: University finds an aesthetic acoustic ceiling solution

The newly renovated Campus Center at Mount Saint Mary’s University’s Chalon Campus, Los Angeles, CA, a 4700 square-foot multipurpose event space, was plagued by echoey acoustics that interfered with audibility in the room. The solution turned out to be a simple replacement of the hard ceiling panels with lightweight thermoformed acoustic panels.

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Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences opens in Lubbock, Texas

A state-of-the-art venue, the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, has opened in Lubbock, Texas. Totaling 220,000 square feet, the hall – the first of its size and type in the region – was planned and designed by theatre design firm, Schuler Shook, architectural firms Diamond Schmitt Architects, Parkhill, and MWM Architects, along with acoustician Jaffe Holden.

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Rockfon’s metal ceiling systems help Helena Regional Airport reach new heights

Montana’s Helena Regional Airport’s Passenger Terminal Expansion, opening in October 2020, added 20,000 square feet of new space and more than 300 seats inside of the secured area beyond the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint. With these improvements, the airport will be able to simultaneously serve six aircraft and their passengers. Rockfon’s technical services team assisted architects and interior designers at CWG Architecture and PSH+ (formerly Price, Simpson & Harvey) in selecting ceiling systems, and worked closely with Just Rite in the systems’ delivery.

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Greenberg Traurig’s Denver law offices showcase high-performing ceiling for a “next-generation” workplace

Inspired by the surrounding Rocky Mountains, 1144 Fifteenth’s environmentally responsible and distinctively modern tower rises into faceted gem crowned in two mountain-like peaks, sculpted with a palette of natural materials and colors. Its exterior façade, designed by Pickard Chilton, is composed of bedrock, glass, metal and stone. Gensler designed Greenberg Traurig’s office interior to showcase complementary finishes including glass, metal, wood and Rockfon stone wool ceiling panels.

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St. Cloud Window launches new SCW4000 acoustic window line

St. Cloud Window Inc. announces a new SCW4000 Series window. The SCW4000 Series is designed to accommodate the increasing demand for acoustic performance and high thermal efficiency to both buildings and occupants and is available in a vertical sliding, horizontal sliding, and fixed configuration.

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The International Spy Museum blends acoustics and color to capture a better experience

Every inch of Washington, D.C.-based International Spy Museum was designed and constructed to capture the essence of espionage, secrecy and intrigue. Designed by London-based lead architect Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners in collaboration with Hickok Cole of Washington, D.C., the 140,000-square-foot building quickly has become recognizable for its distinct and dynamic identity. Rockfon products help contribute to the intensive, quiet and focused feeling that permeates the space.

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Optimized Acoustics in collaborative office spaces

For its Ontario headquarters, Plexxis contracted Sesco Design Build Inc. “to provide a full turn-key service – design, permits, buildout, etc. All design was done in-house,” said Sesco Group’s project manager Domenic DeFrancesco, HBA. Sesco Design Build’s project scope included responsibility for all of the ceiling design, layout and specification. DeFrancesco noted, “All of the ceiling systems were specified by Sesco with the assistance of Ryan (Hillier-Spurr at Arrlin Acoustic Supply Inc.) and Rockfon.”

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Kirei rethinks the modern ceiling baffle with launch of new AVIO Collection

“This launch maintains the focus, beauty and energy the Kirei brand has built its reputation on, while giving designers something new and interesting when choosing an acoustic interior design product,” said John Stein, CEO of Kirei. “The AVIO ceiling baffles add beauty to open spaces, while doubling from a functional perspective as a sound absorbing system.” 

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