Ceiling Systems

1010 Sherbrooke West Lobby

Three-Dimensional Design Creates Lobby Focal Point

Triangular-shaped ceiling panels arranged asymmetrically at various angles create the visual of a geodesic dome in the lobby of a landmark office building in downtown Montreal. The renovation of the elevator lobby inside the 1010 Sherbrooke West office building in downtown Montreal was long overdue. The dimly lit lobby had a cavernous feel and included outdated features such as the half-barrel shaped ceiling that dominated the 700-sq.-ft. space.“Our goal was to add pattern and shape to the ceiling with the necessary lighting for it to become a beautiful focal point,” says Andre Dimitrovas, senior interior designer at Groupe Marchande Architecture Design (GMAD) of Montreal. T

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SONEX Valueline Panels

The Fabric-Wrapped Fiberglass Sky Is Falling… On Students

Officials at Toronto’s Islington Junior Middle School needed to replace old ceiling panels that were a danger to students and staff. Islington Junior Middle School in Toronto had a problem. The fabric-wrapped fiberglass panels installed on the ceilings and walls in many of the classrooms were detaching and dropping to the floor. They had to be replaced and quickly before they landed on an unsuspecting student or faculty member. The school needed ceiling panels that could be easily installed, even on its curved ceilings. The ideal panels would also be able to offer sound management that could help create quieter classrooms. Sound management is a common problem in schools. Typical classr

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Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions AirAssure Ceiling Panels

For a Tight Seam

With its integrated, factory-gasketed edges, AirAssure ceilings provide a tighter fitting ceiling for reduced air leakage through the ceiling plane. The panels install on a standard suspension system without hold-down clips, allowing for the quick conversion of existing spaces into containment areas. Ideal for healthcare applications and clean rooms, the system also offers easy conversion to negative- or positive pressure-controlled spaces.Judge’s Comment: “The product meets a need without a hefty cost.”

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Center for Advanced Healthcare at Brownwood

More Hospitality into Healthcare

The Center for Advanced Healthcare at Brownwood is designed to feel more like an elegant home or a hotel than a hospital. A hospital can be clean without appearing sterile, professional without being impersonal. It can feel more like a resort or hotel. This was a goal of the Center for Advanced Healthcare at Brownwood (CAHB) in The Villages, Fla. A goal supported by the fact that the new, 234,000-sq.-ft. ambulatory care hospital in central Florida’s master-planned retirement mega-community, The Villages, was built concurrently and adjoining the Brownwood Hotel and Spa. This project was a collaboration between The Villages’ design group led by Tracy Morse—one of the thr

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B+N Industries' Fortina

Just Like Wood Slats

Delivering a realistic replication of authentic wood slats, aluminum-made Fortina from B+N Industries offers lighter weight, lower cost, less waste and easier installation, in addition to a more consistent color and finish as compared to real wood. Suitable for interior and exterior applications including walls, ceilings, handrails, cladding and garage doors, the material offers a hyper-realistic, non-PVC surface. Dozens of wood-like finishes include wood species rare to find in the built environment, and come in more than 50 profiles including round, rectangle and square shapes and sizes.Judge’s Comment: “Great product with ability to build from inside to outside.”

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Axiom Indirect Field Light Coves from Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions

See the Light

The new Axiom Indirect Field Light Coves from Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions provide control over finished aesthetics by offering a variety of options and sizes with both ceiling-to-wall and ceiling-to-ceiling coves. They offer predictable lighting performance and perfect integration with select Armstrong MetalWorks and WoodWorks ceilings and suspension systems. The pre-fabricated corners can be modified if unexpected field conditions arise.

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Stanley A. Milner Library

Ceilings Elevate Iconic Community Focal Point

The Edmonton Public Library celebrated the grand opening of its renewed Stanley A. Milner Library and has become a focal point for the community and culture in downtown Edmonton. The updated library not only reinvented its former box-shaped structure into a flowing, angular, modern icon, but also reimagined its interior as a brighter, quieter, more inviting and innovative public space. Anchoring an emerging cultural district around Sir Winston Churchill Square, the Milner Library helps create a thriving and vibrant downtown Edmonton. Meeting the growing and changing needs of the Milner Library’s 1.2 million annual visitors, Teeple Architects reshaped the interior to bett

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ecoustic Ceiling Edit acoustic ceiling tiles by Unika Vaev are

Lighting the Way

The ecoustic Ceiling Edit acoustic ceiling tiles by Unika Vaev are both decorative and highly functional. They fit into any existing T-grid or drop-in suspended ceiling system, are available in five designs (Angle, Code, Data, Dot or Ray) and can be integrated with LED lights. Two sound-absorbing thicknesses are available; the 0.47-in. tiles are available in 15 colors and the 0.94-in. tiles are available in five neutral colors. They are produced with 100% PET (up to 80% recycled content).

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Smith & Fong’s adventure-inspired wall and ceiling panels

Hit the Wall and Ceiling

Smith & Fong’s six new adventure-inspired wall and ceiling panels depict a unique, luxury aesthetic for high-end hospitality, commercial or residential environments. Durapalm’s range of carved wall and ceiling panels—comprised of Ironwood, Tonga, Manali, Agra, Goa and Malabar—are made in the U.S., with both imported and domestic materials.

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Wood Aesthetic That Absorbs Sound

When Plunkett Raysich Architects designed the new building for the Madison Area Technical College’s Goodman South Campus, they selected a linear metal ceiling system that offered a biophilic design-friendly wooden aesthetic and effectively managed sound in the bustling corridors and common areas. The Planar linear metal ceiling from Rockfon has the look of a wooden ceiling, without the weight and maintenance issues associated with an actual wood ceiling. The design team at Plunkett Raysich specified the ceiling system in its oak woodgrain finish. Beyond beauty, this ceiling system is also adept at absorbing soundwaves and can satisfy design requirements that necessitate an NRC value of

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