When designing the new Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building at Texas A&M, architectural firm Perkins + Will needed a way to combine the need for both high acoustical quality with innovative aesthetics. The building, which was designed with the goal of receiving LEED Silver certification, utilizes two different CertainTeed Ceilings products in its design. In the building’s 285-seat auditorium the design called for CertainTeed’s Ecophon® Master™ Solo S ceiling panels. Manufactured from high density fiberglass, the panels deliver superior sound absorption with .95 Noise Reduction Coefficient. A total of 1,920 square feet of Ecophon Master Solo S was installed in the auditorium to create a suspended cloud-style design that offered both high acoustical performance and a unique aesthetic appeal. In addition to the panels used in the auditorium, crews installed 26,000 square feet of CertainTeed Symphony® f Performance Series ceiling panels in rooms and hallways throughout the building.
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