The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver-certified Christine E. Lynn University Center creates a warm, welcoming place for students to gather within the 47-ha (115-acre) campus in Boca Raton, Florida. Gensler’s Tampa-based team selected acoustic stone wool panels, metallic suspension system, and ceiling perimeter trim for a complete ceiling solution to meet the project’s aesthetic, performance, and sustainable design goals.
When individuals reside in condos or apartments, they do not want to hear conversations happening in the next unit. This can be accomplished by constructing adequate walls to sufficiently block the sound.
Wood ceilings can not only provide inviting, eye-catching aesthetics, but also effective acoustical control, making them a versatile and functional design element. To obtain the acoustic benefits, the panels must be perforated and backed with a sound-absorbing material.
Standards now require high-performance sound absorption overhead in many building types. Understanding the acoustic requirements within the building standards and translating those correctly into a project’s written specification is only the first step. One should also understand other potential impacts on the building design to ensure the facility sounds good overall when completed.