2010 Bronze Award Winners

CISCA received many excellent entries for the 2010 Construction Excellence awards.  We are very pleased to show the Bronze winners here.

Congratulations to everyone!

View a video of all Bronze winning projects on YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opSOBwj_4p4


Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA

Submitted by: Ceilings Plus

Other CISCA Members Involved with Project: Performance Contracting, Inc.

Architect/Specifier: The Jerde Partnership

Santa Monica Place was an “old school” indoor shopping mall from the 70s. Its owners wanted to bring it current in style and appeal.
So they set about converting it to an outdoor shopping center, with indoor mall sensibility.  The mall was closed and off came the roof. They
decided that a well detailed modular metal ceiling would create the transitional space between the stores and the outdoor areas.

The result was a one of a kind project which marries two popular concepts into one unique application.


University of Washington Foster School of Business, Paccar Hall, Seattle, WA

Submitted by: 9Wood, Inc.

Other CISCA Members Involved with Project:

Forrest Sound Products, LLC
ISEC, Inc.

Architect/Specifier: LMN Architects

Paccar Hall is an extremely modern building set in an extremely traditional campus. The building is expected to achieve LEED Gold
status, in part because it is so heavily daylit.  Approximately 45% of the building’s surfaces are glass. Wood provides a high-end finish to balance the glazing. The wood was harvested from FSC certified forests, all within 500 miles of campus.

End to end alignment of the ceiling panels was a critical challenge to maintain proper sight lines from below.


The Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, AZ

Submitted by: Barrett-Homes Contractors, Inc.

Other CISCA Members Involved with Project:

Armstrong World Industries
Wall Technology, Owens Corning Co.
Decoustics Limited
Quiet Technology Systems
Lanton Associates LLC

Architect/Specifier: RSP Architects, Ltd.

This museum was designed with over 90,000 square feet of space to display a collection of musical instruments from around the world. The acoustical challenges in constructing an exhibit space of this nature were massive.

Key elements in the project were the large gallery areas and the 300 seat auditorium.  Connecting it all was the hallway and stair system know as “EL Rio.”


Louisville KFC YUM! Center, Louisville, KY

Submitted by: Hunter Douglas Architectural Products

Other CISCA Members Involved with Project: Cleveland Construction, Inc.

Architect/Specifier: Populous, Inc.

The KFC YUM! Center is a 721,762 square foot sports and concert area in downtown Louisville. It features dramatic rolling ceilings through massive expanses of glass windows.

To create an iconic streetscape, the 10,000 square foot ceiling over the grand lobby was designed to emulate the adjacent Ohio River. To achieve this large scale curvilinear ribbon design. a large panel format, simulated maple wood, curved torsion spring ceiling system was selected.

The design successfully achieved the simulation of the river’s motion, tying the building to the surrounding environment.


University of Nebraska Athletic Student Life Complex, Lincoln, NE

Submitted by: Wagner Interiors/Lincoln Drywall Service

Other CISCA Members Involved with Project:

Armstrong World Industries
National Gypsum Company
Marino/Ware Industries

Architect/Specifier: Bahr Vermeer Haecker Architects

A major new building caused a reorganization of space within the Memorial Stadium facility.  The athletic department now had an additional 47,000 square feet of space and nearly $6 million to convert it into something of value to the student athlete. The result was the new Student Life Complex which includes a cafeteria; and centers for student enrichment; technology; compliance; academics; and life skills.


WoodsEdge Learning Center, KRESA, Portage, MI

Submitted by: Gordon, Inc.

Other CISCA Members Involved with Project:

The Bouma Corporation
Rice Associates, Inc.
Tectum, Inc.

Architect/Specifier: Tower Pinsker Titus

The WoodsEdge Learning Center is a 117,000 square foot special education school in Portage, MI. The school serves students between the ages of three and 26, that are diagnosed with autism, Down syndrome, or Angleman syndrome.

Durable and aesthetically pleasing, nearly 10,000 square feet of corrugated metal wall panel and trim systems effectively reduce reverberation throughout the building to levels that maximize the learning experience.


West Georgia Health Center, Lagrange, GA

Submitted by: Rulon Company

Other CISCA Members Involved with Project: Atlas Drywall

Architect/Specifier: Ellerbe Becket

Guests and patients enter a relaxed and therapeutic environment that helps reduce stress while providing a warm and comfortable setting. The main lobby interior has a ceiling partially made of traditional products. One benefit of using a wood ceiling in a medical center is that wood has a natural calming effect and is a useful element in creating a comfortable environment.

Sound control was a major concern. The wood panel ceiling system allowed for an inconspicuous solution to sound control.


College of Charleston - Craig Hall, Charleston, SC

Submitted by: Rulon Company

Other CISCA Members Involved with Project: Bonitz Company

Architect/Specifier: Liollio Architecture

The renovation design at Craig Hall needed to be something very special as it is a major focal point on the historic College of Charleston campus.

The design featured one wall and floor that were completely covered in wood with the appearance of an uninterrupted continuing design from ceiling to wall to floor. The design immediately created two production challenges — the transition from wall to ceiling and the transition from wall to floor. Close coordination delivered remarkable installation.


Mississippi Children's Museum, Jackson, MS

Submitted by: Gordon, Inc.

Other CISCA Members Involved with Project:

Acoustics, Inc.
Kohler Building Specialties, Inc.

Architect/Specifier: Canizaro Cawthon Davis

This 40,000 square foot museum integrates many elements with light sources that inspire cognition throughout the space. In the lobby areas, LED floor lighting systems create the template for the ceiling design above. The architect designed triangular shaped acoustical ceilings made of corrugated and perforated metal. Hung at various heights and angles, the ceilings greatly reduced the noise level to allow for improved communication between parents and children in the building.



Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville, MD

Submitted by: Rulon Company

Other CISCA Members Involved with Project: Cain Contracting

Architect/Specifier: Gaudreau Architects

The new library at the Community College of Baltimore County is more than 75,000 square feet and offers classroom space, a student success center and a cyber cafe. The building was designed to Silver LEED certification standards. 

The architects designed the main entrance and four story lobby showcasing acoustical wood panels. Selected for both sound absorbtion and aesthetic reason, the cherry-veneered panels create a quiet and comfortable atmosphere.


Children's Museum of South Dakota, Brookings, SD

Submitted by: pinta acoustic, inc.

Other CISCA Members Involved with Project: Waltz Construction Company

Architect/Specifier: Andrew Eitreim

The design team for this project suggested a combination of acoustical wall panels, ceiling clouds and linear absorbers. This combination was chosen for visual impact as well as acoustical performance.

All of the acoustical panels are made from lightweight, easy-to-handle and easy-to-clean natural white open cell melamine foam that is Class 1 fire rated.

The museum is an environmentally friendly facility and is currently seeking LEED silver certification.


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