Ceiling Systems

Feltworks Open Cell Acoustical Panels

Hit the Ceiling

The Feltworks Open Cell Acoustical Panels offer a modular, geometric ceiling visual that also reduces noise in a large scale open environment. Made from up to 60% recycled PET fibers, the panels hang easily and can be removed to integrate lighting or access the plenum. Panels are available as individual clouds or can be interlinked to create a wall-to-wall installation.

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PIRA wall and ceiling panels

On Display

Mikodam’s PIRA new wall and ceiling panels offer flexible options for creating sophisticated interiors. Dynamic three dimensional patterns emerge through thoughtful placement of simple lines. A variety of combinations can be achieved through use of color and materials, from wood veneer to lacquer to fabric. Simple, safe assembly.

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University of Central Missouri Elliott Student Union, Warrensburg, Mo.

Enhancing the ‘Campus Living Room’

KWK Architects, partnering with CannonDesign, has completed a 15- to 20-year renovation masterplan for the University of Central Missouri’s Elliott Student Union, a 165,000-sq.-ft. social hub affectionately known as the “campus living room.” Most recently, kwk completed design and construction administration for implementing Phase 1 of the masterplan, which included a redesigned, modern main entrance and a new 280-seat multi-purpose auditorium addition. The total construction cost of Phase I was approximately $7 million. The new entrance was completed in fall 2019, while the new auditorium was completed in spring 2020.The planning team worked closely with university leaders

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Natural Look

Custom ceiling solutions were installed in the lobby and services areas of the Minnehaha Academy Upper School. The installation focused on space and ambiance, with an emphasis on bringing nature into the buildings. A grille, made of hemlock wood, features an acoustical backer, which helps to control the sound in the main entrance.

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I’m Yellin’ Timber

A beautiful and high-performance modified timber, the LIGNIA Fire is sourced from FSC-certified softwoods. Together with the manufacturer’s modification process, fire meets the flame spread requirements for Class A fire-rated buildings. Flame-retardant properties are locked in at the molecular level through the modification process and there is no need for surface coating or after-market applications of fire-retardants. The product can be glued and painted as well as screwed and nailed in the same way as other timber.Judge’s Comment: “Finding a product that offers both fire and weather-resistance has not been an option, regardless of products making those claims. Finding a

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Angled Acoustics

Architects and designers can deliver playful acoustic installations in a variety of shapes, angles, layers, colors and sizes with SoundScapes Shapes Acoustical Clouds. Ideal for exposed ceiling structures that need spot acoustical solutions, it provides up to 1.18 Sabins per sq. ft. of acoustical performance. With the introduction of 60-degree triangles, 90-degree panel options, trapezoids and parallelograms, 13 standard shapes and 14 colors are offered for maximum flexibility. Custom shapes, sizes and colors are also available. Shapes contain more than 50% recycled content.Judge’s Comment: “Very innovative shapes, and relieved of the confinement of the grid.”

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Open Office Spaces Optimize Acoustics

Cybersecurity and identity management software company, SailPoint Technologies, recently moved into its new Northwest Austin offices. The location spans four floors and 65,000 sq. ft. within the 165,000-sq.-ft. building. In need of more space to accommodate its rapid growth, SailPoint’s new workspace nearly doubled the company’s previous Austin office space, which had been spread out across two buildings. According to the Austin Business Journal, the Austin-based staff expanded from 124 people in 2017 to nearly 500 in 2019, representing half of its global employees.Using sound-absorbing materials to optimize acoustics in an open office can benefit associates by accommodating both

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Charles Library at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa.

Warm, Inviting Look of Wood Draws Students to University Library

The new Charles Library at Temple University serves as a central point of intersection between students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community. “An early goal of the library design was for it to be an organizing element and a way to pull students to the library from multiple parts of the campus,” says Chad Carpenter, project manager, Snohetta. “The goal was also for the physical space of the library to be a collector and a warm, comforting place that everybody would understand as the center of campus.” Between the exterior and interior ceiling and wall applications, over 50,000 sq. ft. of western red cedar panels were installed. Western red cedar was chosen bec

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Stop Sound Movement

With today’s open office floor plans, the need for quiet in enclosed spaces is greater than ever. Armstrong’s Calla PrivAssure ceiling panels absorb 75 to 80% of the sound that strikes them. With a CAC of 45 to 50, they act as a sound barrier between spaces. With a drywall-like visual, the panels are ideal for hospitals, doctor offices, human resources spaces or where legal and financial discussions take place. 

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