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Akamai Technologies’ headquarters enhances staff experience in a unified, sustainable space

Akamai Technologies new global headquarters is designed to achieve both the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold certification and the International WELL Building Institute’s certification. The project team included: Boston Properties, Stantec (formerly ADD Inc.), Pickard Chilton, Turner Construction, Northstar Project & Real Estate Services, Acentech Incorporated, and Sasaki. Working closely with Acentech, Sasaki specified Rockfon’s acoustic ceiling systems, which were provided by Merrimack Building Supply and installed by Allan Construction.

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Christine E. Lynn University Center brings acoustic comfort to students

In May 2020, the new Christine E. Lynn University Center earned LEED® Silver certification through the U.S. Green Building Council. As Lynn University’s third LEED-certified building, the center creates a warm, welcoming place for students to gather within the 115-acre campus in Boca Raton, Florida. Gensler’s Tampa-based team selected Rockfon’s acoustic stone wool panels, Chicago Metallic® suspension system and Infinity™ perimeter for a complete ceiling solution to meet the project’s aesthetic, performance and sustainable design goals.

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Premier Gastroenterology Associates’ new facility creates a culture where patients feel at home

Premier Gastroenterology Associates (PGA), a physician-owned healthcare practice, repurposed a long-vacant big box retail space into the new Premier Medical Plaza, a patient-centered facility serving Little Rock, Arkansas. Helping bring PGA’s ambitious vision to reality, WER Architects/Planners worked closely with its client to create a welcoming, comfortable experience for the wellbeing of both patients and staff. All of Rockfon’s ceiling systems were supplied through J.E. Allen Co. and installed by Clark Contractors.

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Madison College brings the natural environment indoors

Designed by Plunkett Raysich Architects, the new facility incorporates biophilic-inspired elements, an earth tone palette, regional materials and other local character found throughout Madison College’s additional campuses around the state. Bringing a sense of the natural outside environment to this indoor space, the architects selected Rockfon’s ceiling systems in an oak woodgrain finish to create the distinctive overhead appearance.

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Ceiling solutions hit a home run at the Atlanta Braves Spring Training Complex

The $140 million Atlanta Braves Spring Training complex, CoolToday Park, centers around a 6,200-seat stadium and a three-story, 55,000 square-foot clubhouse with an athletic training facility and executive offices. Fawley Bryant Architects (FBA) selected Rockfon’s ceiling systems to meet the desired appearance of a contemporary training facility, the performance requirements of a hot and humid climate, and the high-traffic use of a sports and entertainment venue.

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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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Rockfon metal ceilings create a collaborative learning environment for Wichita Public Library

Wichita’s Advanced Learning Library (ALL) in Kansas is the city’s newest and largest public library, replacing the old downtown branch. According to Rockfon’s Optimized Acoustics™ design approach, the first step to optimal acoustics in any space is to assess the amount of sound absorption needed from the ceiling based on the likelihood of noise and the sensitivity of the occupants’ activities to noise. “In a modern public library, there can be high noise levels at the same time that many people need to concentrate,” continued Madaras. “In the case of the ALL, the ceilings had to provide the best level of sound absorption as possible, an NRC of 0.90 or higher.”

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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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Rory Moss appointed as President of ROCKWOOL North America 

ROCKWOOL Group announced today that Trent Ogilvie, President of ROCKWOOL North America, has elected to retire after 25 years of successful leadership.  The company is pleased to share that Rory Moss, who currently serves as Managing Director, ROCKWOOL Nordics, will step into the role of President, ROCKWOOL North America effective April 1, 2020. 

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The Cradle to Cradle program certifies products based on five quality categories—material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. Click here to see a list of building supply & materials, as well as other products, that are Cradle to Cradle certified.