The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is a premier destination for people of all ages that live or travel through the Outer Banks Region. However, their vaulted ceiling entryway and atrium suffered from poor acoustics when crowds would gather. Their solution was to install Respond IR Wall Panels that matched the watery, dark blue color of the walls. Due to Conwed working with the industry leaders in fabric, the designer easily found the perfect match. The panels beautifully blend in with the surroundings, maintaining the oceanic atmosphere while controlling the noise level for visitors.
A room designed for practicing an instrument is not complete without acoustic solutions. North Carolina State University knew this when designing the Price Music Center on their campus in Raleigh, NC. The architect used a combination of Barrel Diffusers and Respond A Wall Panels to tune the space perfectly for music practice. While our photographer visited the space, a group of students was already there practicing. They praised the room for its superior sound quality and said they come there almost every day to practice.
Hillsides, in Pasadena, CA, is a provider of care and education for vulnerable youth and families. Their education center focuses on fostering accessible learning and creativity; however the spaces felt noisey and uninviting. With Conwed’s Metro Rebound panels, they were able to combat both the issues. The custom Red Alder wood grain finish creates a sense of warmth and invites people into the rooms while working to decrease noise and echo. Now guests can enjoy a meal, play music, or simply converse in a relaxing and acoustically tuned environment.
The Lake Forest Civic Center in Lake Forest, CA was designed with acoustics in mind. The open event spaces, wide corridors, and lofty auditoriums would be places prone to noise, and the architects realized this from the beginning. To solve this problem while keeping a clean aesthetic, the architect designed custom Eurospan® ceilings. The slight angles in the ceiling create a decorative motif that is carried throughout the buildings. The Civic Center is a stunning example of acoustic solutions working in tandem with design.
When Candid set up a Studio in downtown Columbus, they faced one of the biggest plights of modern, open-concept office design: poor acoustics. Workspaces were flooded with echoes which inevitably lead to increased noise and decreased productivity. To solve this, their designer chose New Dimensions Baffles. The baffles greatly improved working conditions while also operating as a design element. Thanks to our ability to color match paint, Candid could use their specific palette to stay on brand and designate distinct workspaces.
The Clay Junior High School in Carmel, IN boasts one of the top music departments in the state, and they regularly train high-performing, passionate students. The school hosts performances regularly in their auditorium to accommodate these students, and they’ve used our Curved Reflective Ceiling Clouds, Respond® A Direct-Attach wall panels, and Diffusers to make sure each note is heard perfectly.
Our energy client recognized a consistent noise issue in their lobby and meeting rooms after they moved in. They decided to use our Respond® A Series wall panels to help reduce disruption within their rooms. These acoustics facilitate higher quality conversations and better relationships by absorbing the soundwaves that bounce throughout the office.
The Armed Forces Retirement Home is an independent Agency in the Executive branch of the U.S. Government. It offers thousands of former U.S. military service members a pristine home to enjoy. To achieve these amenities, they recognized the need for acoustical support. Our Access Ceiling System and Respond® A Series wall panels enable crowds of retired servicemen and servicewomen to tell stories from their lives without echoes interfering.
Each service at the Second Baptist Church in Houston, TX is attended by hundreds of people, and each worshiper needed to have a way to practice their religion respectfully. Our Respond® IR Series wall panels give them a way to do so. These acoustics are designed for high-traffic areas and provide excellent acoustical absorption to keep every sermon spiritual.
A Virginia hospital recognized that having noises frequent their lobby could hinder the daily interactions between the patients and the staff. Even more, loud noises can slow each patient’s recovery time. Due to this, they decided to use our Respond® A Series wall panels to quiet things down. These acoustic panels are decorative and effective for sound absorption and value.
The Rockford Federal Courthouse in Rockford, IL has an incredible and expansive atrium. Areas like this are prone to echoes if not treated with the correct acoustical solutions. The architects understood this while constructing the building and included our New Dimensions ceiling tiles into their plans. These tiles are designed specifically to provide excellent acoustical absorption to these types of spacious areas.
The San Jose Convention Center hosts galas, banquets, and ceremonies in their Executive and Grand Ballrooms. While building for these types of events, the architects recognized that they would need tools to help conversations flow. Our Eurospan® Stretch System gave them a solution that blended perfectly with the architectural purpose while providing outstanding acoustical benefits.
Facebook in Menlo Park, CA created an open office workspace with areas to host assemblies and conferences. With the hope to promote productivity and efficiency, the building’s designers used our Respond® A Baffles. These acoustic products reduce noise and improve speech intelligibility while preserving the area’s contemporary style.