2015 Awards: Interior Finishes

Central Region

New Lansing High School

New Lansing High School

Rulon International
Contractor: Hi-Tech Interiors - Hiawatha
Architect: Hollis and Miller   

The New Lansing high school in Lansing, Kansas, was designed by Hollis and Miller Architects. It includes a beautiful new auditorium and equally beautiful cafeteria. The auditorium interior features beautiful wood Panel Grilles, Aluratone 100 Acoustical Wood Veneered Panels with slots on the panel faces and Aluratone 900 with grooves on the panel faces. The outer auditorium walls feature flat and flexible wood veneered panels. Panel grilles were also installed on these walls. The cafeteria has a beautiful wood panel grille ceiling. All of the acoustical wood wall panels as well as the Panel Grille ceiling products were manufactured and provided by Rulon International. The large scale and professional installation was done by Hi-Tech Interiors.


East Region

Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music

Armstrong World Industries
Contractor: Allan Construction LLC
Architect: William Rawn Associates   

The "Caf' at the Berklee College of Music serves as a dining area during the day and performance venue at night. To impart a dynamic quality to the two-story space, MetaiWorks panels from Armstrong in a custom red color were installed in a series of ceiling clouds and on the balcony's "ribbon wall." The "ribbon wall" consists of three rows of panels stacked on top of each other. Because of the wall's curved design, all the panels were custom sized at the manufacturing plant. In total, 350 panels were installed using a hook-on system with custom angled panel edges.


Capital One

Capital One

Rulon International
Contractor: Rimi Woodcraft Corporation
Architect: Gensler      

The 2,600 square-foot customer reception area of the Capital One Bank and offices at 299 Park Avenue in New York resembles more of a museum than a bank. It is no surprise that the amazing design was the work of the architects from Gensler. Covering the ceiling and wall over a beautiful and very large metal infinity sculpture is Rulon International's very custom wood veneer accent beams. The white accent beams were modified and made special to compliment the bright white ceiling and wall that were installed by Rimi Woodcraft.  The very difficult working conditions they faced did not deter them from completing an amazing installation that reflects highly on their professionalism.


Richard Bland College - Ernst Hall Renovation

Richard Bland College - Ernst Hall Renovation

Acousti Engineering Co.
Architect: RRMM Architects, PCr      

Richard Bland College Ernst Hall is a 33,000 sf. space that features a 225-seat auditorium, where considerable attention was placed on the acoustical performance with sound absorbing wall units and sound diffusing ceiling units. From RRMM Architects PC, to Acousti's expert craftsman this project was a great success.


South Region

Orlando VA Medical Center

CONTRACTOR'S AWARD

Orlando VA Medical Center

Kenpat
Architect: RLF/Ellerbe Becket 

The 1.2 million square-foot Orlando VA Medical Center is the first VA hospital to be built in the United States since 1995. KENPAT was called upon by General Contractor Brasfield & Gorrie to provide the ceilings, wood wall Panels and acoustical treatments throughout the facility.  


University of Tampa, Thomas Expansion

University of Tampa, Thomas Expansion

Rulon International
Contractor: Hanlon Acoustical Ceilings
Contractor: ISEC, Inc.
Architect: BECK Architecture    
Architect: Kreher Architects Inc.

The University of Tampa's Thomas Expansion building has an amazing interior design with various finishes throughout the entire space. The interior was designed by Kreher Architects Incorporated. The overall building was designed by BECK Architecture. Rulon International provided 18,000 square feet of Aluratone 950 Acoustical Wood Veneered panels and other non­ acoustical, Custom Shaped Flat Veneered panels. Rulon's panels really stand out and help create a very high-end interior environment. The professional ceiling installation was done by Hanlon Acoustical Ceilings while ISEC did the wall installation.


St. Mark's Evangelist Church

St. Mark's Evangelist Church

Acousti Engineering Company of Florida
Manufacturer: Armstrong World Industries
Architect: Portela & Associates

This project was a 40,000 +/-square foot building that was added to the campus of an existing facility. Our project scope consisted of 17,000 +square foot of Wood Linear Ceilings and approximately 10,000 of Acoustical ceilings.


West Region

The Sky Lobby, Western Hotel, Denver International Airport

The Sky Lobby, Westin Hotel, Denver International Airport

Western Interior Supply LTD
Contractor: Spacecon Specialty Contracting, LLC
Manufacturer: Fry Reglet Architectural Metals
Architect: Gensler Design Architect

Apart from its sheer scale and dramatic exterior design when approaching DIA., upon entering the hotel, guests will surely be enthralled by the impressive and welcoming Sky Lobby. The dynamic, breathtaking sweeping curves of its ceiling are a masterpiece of design, manufacturing, construction and lighting, resulting in an imaginative and memorable focal point to a truly stunning interior. Distributor Western Interior Supply, Installer Spacecon Specialty Contractors LLC, Fry Reglet Corp and GC Products.


Marina Heights Building B

Marina Heights Building B

Barrett-Homes Contractors, Inc.
Manufacturer: Tectum, Inc.
Manufacturer: Fry Reglet Architectural Metals
Independent Manufacturers Rep.: Lanton Associates
Manufacturer: Armstrong World Industries

Architect: Davis

Marina Heights Building B is the 2nd building of a 5-building, 20 acre, two million square foot office development. The building features numerous interior specialty ceiling and wall finishes from 10 major manufacturers and over 30 different architectural products. The completion of the acoustical ceilings, acoustical wall treatments, wood ceiling systems, and architectural specialty details on 16 floors over 12 months required exceptional cooperation, communication, organization, and craftsmanship.


Petzl North American Headquarters

Petzl North American Headquarters

Armstrong World Industries
Contractor: Mitchell Acoustics Inc.
Architect: AJC Architects   

The Petzl Company, a French climbing gear manufacturer, makes equipment for climbers, cavers, window washers, tree trimmers, and other people who work in vertical spaces. When designing its new North American headquarters in West Valley City, Utah, the company wanted the interior of the building to reflect this verticality. The wood grille ceiling and wall panels the architect chose for the lobby and other public areas emphasize the verticality theme, while adding warmth, color, and texture to the canyon-like space. The ceiling and wall design was created using Armstrong® WoodWorks® Grille standard regular ceiling panels and wall panels.


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