2015 Awards: Ceilings

Central Region

Children's Hospital Location T

Children's Hospital Location T

Valley Interior Systems    
Manufacturer: Rulon International    
Architect: GBBN Architects   

This unique galleria is located in the Cincinnati Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. GBBN Architects designed the creative wave structure. Valley Interior System's skilled and professional installation made the design inspiration a reality. They installed over 10,000 linear feet of Rulon's Endure Woodgrain, Engineered Polymer Canopy Ceiling System. In addition, fabric panels were installed over the Endure Woodgrain Strips. These panels hid light-rope backlighting that would change colors and showcase the unique ceiling.  The two ceiling products help create an amazing contemporary atmosphere. Valley Interior Systems' impressive solutions overcame installation challenges that the very high ceilings posed. Valley Interior Systems and Rulon International partnered closely throughout the entire project installation, which resulted in an exceptional and beautiful ceiling.


Occupational Therapy Building at Missouri State University

Occupational Therapy Building at Missouri State University

Rulon International
Contractor: M&I Drywall, LLC
Architect: Cannon Design

Walk into the new Occupational Therapy Building at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri and one is taken back by the beautifully designed wood panel grille ceiling. This was the creative work of the architects at Cannon Design. The beautiful wood Panel Grilles were manufactured and provided by Rulon International. Rulon coordinated very closely with M&l Drywall, LLC, to work out the details for this complex ceiling design. Their outstanding workmanship and expertise was the key for a successful installation of a beautiful ceiling product, and helped achieve the vision of the creative designers.


University of Chicago William Eckhardt Research Center

University of Chicago William Eckhardt Research Center

E&K of Chicago
Manufacturer: Armstrong World Industries
Manufacturer: Mau, Inc.
Manufacturer: ACGI

The William Eckhardt Research Center located in the University of Chicago campus provides the Astronomy and Astrophysics Department,Cosmological Studies, and the new Molecular Engineering Program with offices,conference rooms,and research laboratories. The 227,000 square foot building includes products from Armstrong Ceilings, Armstrong Specialties, Acoustical Components Group Inc., and Quiet Technology Systems. The building was designed by HOK companies and managed by W.E. O'Neil. Systems installed were Armstrong RH200 linear metal planks, metal mesh, paired Axiom and Ultima acoustical Panels,ACGI wood baffles,and QTS fabric panels.


East Region

World Trade Transportation Hub

FOUNDER'S AWARD

World Trade Transportation Hub

Component Assembly Systems, Inc.   
Manufacturer: Ceilings Plus
Manufacturer: Formglas Products Ltd.
Manufacturer: Decoustics Limited
Architect: Santiago Calatrava 

The World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York City. The 4 Billion dollar, 800,000 Sqft Transportation Hub incorporates a train station above-ground Oculus and mezzanine under the September 11th Memorial that connects the PATH and NYC Subway which includes the 365,000 Sqft World Trade Center mall. Component Assembly won the contract to design and build the drywall, plaster, GFRG and specialty custom metal ceilings.


Trip Advisor World Headquarters

Trip Advisor World Headquarters

9Wood    
Contractor: Allan Construction LLC.
Independent Manufacturers Rep.: Architectural Design Resources    
Architect: Baker Design Group    
Acoustician: Acentech

Baker Design Group's design intent for Trip Advisor's new HO near Boston was an "exposed wood deck and beam loft building". 9Wood provided over 13,000 SF of stained Quarter Sliced Red Oak veneer 5" baffle grilles. A compressed schedule required extensive coordination and collaboration with the architect and contractor Allan Construction.


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Ambulatory Care Center

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Ambulatory Care Center

Rulon International
Contractor: Blasz Construction LLC
Contractor: Beaubois Architectural Woodwork
Architects: FKP Architects and Pelli Clark Pelli Architects

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Ambulatory Care Center, or CHOP, is truly an amazing work if creative architecture. Not only is the structural portion of the building beautiful with its unique design, but also the interior design with a very large Linear Wood Ceiling installed is also stunning. The Linear Wood Ceiling was manufactured by Rulon International.Rulon also provided Aluratone 700 Acoustical Wood Veneered panels,installed in specific ceiling areas. Rulon's Aluratone 500 Acoustical Wood Veneered panels, some provided as flexible panels,were installed on interior walls. The building design was the work of FKP Architects and Pelli Clark Pelli Architects. The large and challenging installations were expertly completed by Blasz Construction LLC. and Beaubois Architectural Woodwork.


South Region

American Airlines Integrated Operations Center

American Airlines Integrated Operations Center

Gordon Incorporated
Contractor: Trinity Drywall & Plastering System    
Independent Manufacturers Rep.: Designed Performance Associates
Architect: Corgan

Gordon, Inc. was selected to provide 7,032 square feet of ceiling systems for the American Airlines Integrated Operations Center. The architectural design included an African ash finish with custom perforations that provided a soft glowing effect through the diffusion of LED task lighting installed in the ceiling plenum. The $88-million, operations center serves as the global nerve center of a major commercial airline, coordinating over 3,000 flights each day and serving over 140-million travelers. The center oversees global operations including flight dispatch, air traffic control, customer service, emergency response, airplane maintenance, as well as managing social media messages.


Alston & Bird Law Office

Alston & Bird Law Office   

Armstrong World Industries     
Contractor: Anning-Johnson
Architect: Carson Guest Interior Design   

When Alston & Bird renovated its law offices in Atlanta,it included state-of­ the art communications technology and a more contemporary design style. In keeping with the contemporary design, curved metal ceiling clouds were suspended above the videoconference room and dining area to provide acoustical control to the two high-profile spaces. Ceiling clouds with a bright, white finish provide high light reflectance in the videoconference room and ceiling clouds with a wild cherry laminate finish add warmth to the dining area. The design for the two ceiling clouds was created using Armstrong® MetalWorks™ Torsion Spring custom curved ceiling panels.


Cushing School District

Cushing School District

ROCKFON LLC
Contractor: R.L.S. Construction, LLC
Architect: BWA Architects
, Boynton Williams & Associates   

Cushing Middle School and High School fieldhouse feature ROCKFON's metal ceiling panels and Chicago Metallic® suspension systems for an attractive appearance and high performance. They are finished in silver, black and orange to match the school colors. Key team members included: BWA Architects, R.L.S. Construction, and D & E Supply.


West Region

Del Amo Fashion Center

Del Amo Fashion Center

Radius Track Corporation
Contractor: Nevell Group, Inc.
Distributor:
Allied Building Materials
Architect: Ficcadenti, Waggoner Castle    
Architect: Perkowitz & Ruth Architects

Congratulations: Altoon Partners, Executive Architect; 5+design, Design Architect; Perkowitz & Ruth Architects, Interiors Project Architect; Whiting Turner, GC; Nevel! Group Inc., Framing and Drywall Contractor; Allied Building Materials (AMS), Distributor;Safeway Scaffold, Scaffold Provider; Ficcadenti, Waggoner Castle, Lightgauge Framing Engineer; Radius Track Corporation, Complex Framing Provider; National Gypsum, GWB Manufacturer. Photography by J. Balestra.


Desert Sky Transit Center

Desert Sky Transit Center

T-P Acoustics Inc.
Independent Manufacturers Rep.: Lanton Associates, LLC
Manufacturer: Hunter Douglas Architectural Products    
Architect: Architectural Resource Team

The Maryvale community in Phoenix, Arizona was in need of an updated public transportation hub to provide its patrons with a safe, comfortable transit center that could contribute to the colorful aesthetic of the community. Architect Dev Pawar designed the structure and TP Acoustics provided general contracting services to construct the Desert Sky Transit Center that exceeded the high standards set by the city of Phoenix. Hunter Douglas provided the Deep Box 2 exterior system in a reflective metallic green color to create synergy with the structures in the surrounding neighborhood.


First Plymouth Congregational Church

First Plymouth Congregational Church

Rulon International
Contractor: Heartland Acoustics & Interiors
Architect: The Genesis Group

The completed renovation of the First Plymouth Congregational Church in Englewood, Colorado features a beautiful, suspended serpentine Wood Panel Grille ceiling. Rulon International manufactured the custom Panel Grille ceiling panels along with 8 different radii, pre-shaped carriers. The beautiful ceiling design was done by The Genesis Group, and adds a dramatic, upscale and stylish appearance to the congregation space. Because of the extensive and careful pre-planning by the installers, Heartland Acoustics and Interiors, the installation process was done extremely professional with virtually no problems at all.


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