2017 Awards: Projects of Note

CIVIC: South Region – Under 50,000 square feet

College Football Hall of Fame_FCollege Football Hall of Fame

Anning-Johnson Company
Architect: TVS Design
Manufacturer: Armstrong Ceiling Solutions  

The ceiling and wall system inside the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta conveys the warmth, texture, and shape of a football. The ceilings and walls were designed by TVS Design and installed by Anning-Johnson using custom WoodWorks® Channeled wall panels and WoodWorks Linear planks from Armstrong® Ceiling Solutions.



Walton Art CenterWalton Art Center

TCM Enterprises
Manufacturer: 9Wood
Architect: Bora Architects
Architect: Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

The diamond-like wood ceiling in the museum lobby is 5,598 sq.ft. in size. It appears monolithic, but it’s made from 2’ 9” by 2’ 9” cubes, 8’ main runners, and 3’ cross tees.



Guildford Aquatic CenterGuildford Aquatic Center

StructureCraft Builders Inc.
Manufacturer: ROCKFON
Architect: Bing Thom Architects
Acoustician: BKL Consultants Ltd.   

Guildford Recreation Centre’s new, 37,000-square-foot aquatic center uses ROCKFON stone wool ceiling panels to meet high acoustic performance, light reflectance, humidity, sustainability, budget and schedule, as well as to present a clean appearance. StructureCraft Builders directly mounted the ceiling panels to the trusses and installed them as a prefabricated system.

CIVIC: East Region – Over 50,000 square feet

National Museum of African American History and CultureNational Museum of African American History and Culture

Component Assembly Systems, Inc.
Manufacturer: ACGI, Architectural Components Group, Inc.
Manufacturer: Armstrong Ceilings Solutions
Manufacturer: Ceilings Plus
Manufacturer: Plasterform
Manufacturer: Rulon International

Extreme attention to the manufacture and installation of numerous different finish specialties executed by Component Assembly Systems' carpenters at the National Museum of African American History and Culture make this an award winning project.

Boston Logan AirportBoston Logan Airport-Terminal E

American Contractors
Manufacturer: Armstrong World Industries
Distributor: Kamco New England
Acoustician: Aecom

American Contractors, a New England subcontractor, specializing in acoustical ceilings, acoustical walls, custom wood and metal work fabricated and installed all of the custom metal work in Logan International Airport, Terminal  E.. This project consisted of over 95,000 square feet of new construction.

West YYC Calgary International AirportWest YYC Calgary International Airport

Sunco Drywall Ltd.
Manufacturer: Decoustics
Architect: Dialog Design
Acoustician: FFA Consultants in Acoustics and Noise Control Ltd.  

Decoustics’ custom wood Solo planks are providing the stunning ceiling highlight to the newly opened International Terminal of Calgary Airport. The innovative design called for 200,000 sf. of wood products supplied by Decoustics to be FSC ® certified, meet Class A fire rating and to exceed acoustical performance requirements.  

Angle Lake Station  Sound TransitAngle Lake Station – Sound Transit

Forrest Sound Products
Manufacturer: Architectural Surfaces Inc.

When the initial vendor was unable to supply an originally-specified stainless-steel ceiling, Forrest Sound turned to Architectural Surfaces, Inc. and its Alumiline™ Linear Metal ceiling system for the new Angle Lake Station (Seattle, WA). The Alumiline extruded-aluminum planks and mounting system were a perfect fit throughout the weather-exposed building. 

EDUCATION: Central Region – Under 50,000 square feet

University of Cincinnati Health Professions Building Learning Center_F.jpgUniversity of Cincinnati's Health Professions Building Learning Center   

Valley Interior Systems
Manufacturer: Hunter Douglas
Architect: Glaserworks
Acoustician: KJWW

This ceiling is located at the University of Cincinnati’s Health Professions Building Learning Center.  Valley Interior Systems’ skilled installation lead the way installing this system made from Luxalon Linear Metal manufactured by Hunter Douglas.  The Luxalon Linear Panel system consists of two colors, five depths, four widths, and four lengths.

Girls IncGirls, Inc.

E&K of Omaha
Manufacturer: Pinta Acoustic    
Architect: AO Interior Design

E&K of Omaha carries a reputation as a high quality specialty contractor. Our distinctive trade is showcased in each one of our superior projects.  From the energy-efficient headquarters of TD Ameritrade to the primitive archways of St. Thomas Church,  E&K of Omaha continues to build excellence throughout the developing metropolis.


Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management_F.jpgNorthwestern University – Kellogg School of Management    

E&K of Chicago
Manufacturer: Architectural Components Group, Inc.
Architect: KPMB
Acoustician: Threshold Acoustics
Independent Manufacturer's Representative: Mau Inc.

Located on the prestigious Northwestern University campus, the new Kellogg School of Management was designed by KPMB and built by Power Construction. The 415,000 SF ground up facility features a variety custom wood ceilings manufactured by Architectural Components Group, Inc.

EDUCATION: West Region – Under 50,000 square feet

University of Oregon OEMBAUniversity of Oregon OEMBA

Harlen's Drywall
Manufacturer: Ceilings Plus
Architect: ZGF

ZGF Architectural designed state-of-the-art 11,000 SF innovation hub in downtown Portland, Oregon, housing the University of Oregon’s Executive MBA and Sports Product Management programs, both part of The University of Oregon’s Lundquist College of Business.

EDUCATION: Central Region – Over 50,000 square feet

University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Environmental Science and Chemistry Building_F.jpgUniversity of Toronto Scarborough Campus Environmental Science & Chemistry Building

Nelmar Drywall Company Limited
Manufacturer: ROCKFON
Architect: Diamond Schmitt Architects

University of Toronto Scarborough campus’ 126,788-square-foot Environmental Science & Chemistry Building features ROCKFON ceiling systems to meet the project’s specifications for appearance, acoustic performance, light reflectance, sustainability, budget and schedule. The installation team, Nelmar Drywall Company, depended on Patene Building Supplies to provide ROCKFON ceiling systems throughout the phased construction.   

EDUCATION: West Region – Over 50,000 square feet

Arizona State University Sandra Day OConnor College of Law_F.jpgArizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Barrett-Homes Contractors    
Manufacturer: Hunter Douglas Architectural Products
Independent Manufacturer's Representative: Lanton Associates
Manufacturer: ACGI
Distributor: Armstrong  Ceiling Solutions
Architect: Jones Studio    
Architect: Ennead Architects
Manufacturer: Gordon Incorporated
Manufacturer: Fellert Acoustical Plaster

ASU College of Law serves as a “unique urban environment where society and the study and practice of law converge.” Designed and constructed by Tomas Rossant / Ennead Architects, Jones Studio, Barrett-Homes Contractors, and DPR, it  features Hunter Douglas Architectural Techstyle® Ceilings and 300C -Linear Plank Ceilings and ACGI wood.

HEALTHCARE: West Region – Over 50,000 square feet

Salt Lake City Regional Medical CenterSalt Lake City Regional Medical Center

Mitchell Acoustics Incorporated
Manufacturer: Rulon International
Architect: Perkins + Will

The Salt Lake City Regional Medical Center's beautiful interior was designed by Perkins + Will. Rulon International provided flexible panelized acoustical wood veneered panels, Aluratone 930 acoustical wood veneered panels and flat wood veneered panels. Mitchell Acoustics completed the challenging install with the usual professional skill they always provide.    

OFFICE: South Region – Under 50,000 square feet

Center for Medical InteroperabilityCenter for Medical Interoperability

Access Floor Systems, LLC
Manufacturer: Ceilings Plus
Architect: Gresham Smith Partners

Gresham, Smith, and Partner’s design for the Center for Medical Interoperability, a technology start-up headquarters, centers on a concept of “follow the flow of data”. A custom perforation design inspired by the pattern of data seen on old computer punch cards, allowing the ceiling to define a visitor’s “experience path”.


OFFICE: West Region – Under 50,000 square feet

Twitter Boulder COTwitter – Boulder, CO

Heartland Acoustics & Interiors
Distributor: Western Interior Supply
Manufacturer: USG
Manufacturer: Steel Ceilings, Inc.

The Twitter Headquarters project is a cutting-edge, two-story, 12,000 square foot, tenant finish in the heart of downtown Boulder, Colorado.  The project incorporated high-end finishes throughout the space using acoustical and specialty products.  The final design created a unique finished space with eye-catching visual appeal and high performance acoustical control.

RETAIL: East Region – Under 50,000 square feet

Nashua Street Residences_FNashua Street Residences

Allan Construction
Manufacturer: Ceilings Plus
Architect: CBT Architects

Avalon North Station designed by CBT Architects is a retail tower giving access to the pedestrian traffic between Nashua and Causeway Streets. The Arcade façade concept emphasizes a smooth pedestrian flow connecting different parts of the city as the rain screen façade creates a smooth transition from the outside in.


Merchandise Mart Grand Stair CeilingMerchandise Mart Grand Stair Ceiling

E&K of Chicago
Manufacturer: Conwed    
Architect: A+I
Independent Manufacturer's Representative: Mau Inc.

The Merchandise Mart, one of the largest buildings in Chicago, recently completed its Grand Stair addition that features a beautiful marble staircase and an intricate triangular felt ceiling. This project was designed by A+I out of New York and built by JC Anderson, Inc.