Ceiling Systems

Beam Me Up

Using standard patented extrusions and client-specific shapes, the High Profile Series Frameworks aluminum beams can be customized to create one-off ceiling and wall designs. Precision-cut curved and straight elements can be assembled into infinite elements, including peaks, valleys, screens and rafters. The beams are available in seamless baffles up to 20 ft. in length and over sixty finishes and colors, including wood-look and wood-veneer options. 

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Art Kit

Lending an enhanced level of design creativity to commercial ceiling systems, DESIGNFlex enables architects to mix and match different panel shapes, sizes, colors and textures. The array of shapes include triangles, parallelograms and trapezoids, in addition to squares and rectangles in made-to-order sizes. Transforming the decades old 2-ft. × 2-ft. module into a new world of options. 

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Exposed Ceiling Acoustics

Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions offers an expanded portfolio of acoustical solutions that maintain the design integrity of exposed structure environments and integrates acoustical panels to control noise. Spotlight acoustic solutions are suspended below the deck, and include a variety of shapes and sizes including blades, baffles, clouds and canopies that reduce noise and visually define a space.

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A Monolithic Visual with Limited Plenum Space

Six new Vector panel sizes feature a narrow 0.25-in. reveal between panels, resulting in a monolithic appearance. The Vector edge ceiling panels are downward accessible for minimum plenum heights, requiring only 6-in. of clear space from the deck. Providing excellent noise absorption for open plan areas, Lyra Vector panels feature a NRC of 0.90. Made from over 50% recycled material, the panels come with a 30-year warranty against visible sag, mold and mildew when installed with Armstrong Ceilings’ suspension system.

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The canopy at the Desert Sky Transit Center provides much-needed relief for riders from the Phoenix sun.

Transit Station Shines

Adaptable metal ceilings systems color Phoenix transit station, which provides commuters an upgraded, safe and centralized center. As one of the biggest users of the Phoenix bus system, Maryvale was selected by the city for an upgraded, centralized transit station to provide patrons with a safe, comfortable center, which included an exterior ceiling system. The Phoenix Transit Station wanted to create synergy with structures in the surrounding neighborhood and meet safety and performance requirements.

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Dual Functionality Serves Students

As part of a new residence hall in the heart of Boston, the Berklee College of Music desired a space that would serve as a dining area by day and a performance venue for students by night. The dual function of the residence hall needed both aesthetics and acoustics as key considerations in its design. To meet the challenge, the design team at William Rawn Assocs., Architects in Boston created the “Caf,” a two-story, 400-seat space featuring a 32-ft.-high ceiling, a gracefully curved second floor balcony, and a floor-to-ceiling glass wall overlooking busy Massachusetts Ave.

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University Achieves High Acoustical Performance

The University of Toronto Scarborough Campus’ (UTSC’s) new $52.5 million Environmental Science and Chemistry Building (ESCB) is a study in sound installation. Contributing to the building’s multiple goals, acoustic stone wool ceiling panels and suspension systems support the university’s architectural vision, functional performance requirements and sustainability criteria, and completing the project within budget and on schedule was key. “It was a mission of mine to achieve the highest possible level of efficiency for this type of energy-use intensive building prior to the design team and contractor coming on board,” said UTSC facilities Management Dept.’s project manager, Hovan Stepanian. “

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Chapel Hill Finds Sound Solution

UNC’s Marisco Hall Imaging and Research Building found a solution from a sight and sound standpoint. A university lab and cancer research facility, the Marisco Hall Imaging Research Building serves students and faculty within both University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine and the Eschelman School of Pharmacy. One of the largest buildings on campus, the 343,000-sq.-ft. structure is a centerpiece of UNC’s research community, featuring state-of-the-art imaging equipment. The team sought to deliver the look and feel of a custom millwork finish while sourcing a product that incorporated sustainable qualities.

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Custom Metal Work Sets the Tone for 9/11 Museum

Create an appropriate atmosphere for the 9/11 Memorial Museum that reflects peace, honor and compassion for the spirits of those who perished during the terrorist attacks on America on Sept. 11, 2001. The architectural design objectives by Davis Brody Bond were intended to foster an environment that would achieve a balance; to honor not only the reality of the loss of life and physical destruction, but also to provide a memorial to the healing process that continues today. The 110,000 sq. ft. project was also working for certification as a LEED Gold project.

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