Posts Tagged ‘detail’

Uba Residence

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

After renovating his condo in downtown Fayetteville, our client realized he had an acoustics issues: Too many hard surfaces for sound to bounce around a small space. He wanted something unique and interesting to add to the ambiance of his historic condo building. The stone wall design was created to serve as a functional sound buffering solution and a beautiful accent wall.

The wall was carefully designed such that each panel is unique in shape. No two panels are the same, including shape as well as depth from the wall. This design, in addition to the fabric from Guilford of Maine, gives the wall the look of stone.


Natural Sciences Museum Shop

Friday, August 16th, 2013

We worked with Witty! and Associates to create this unique wall panel design at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. In this small museum shop, our challenge was to reduce the noise level but also to carry forward the theme of the museum.

For this project, Witty! used an image from the Hubble Telescope to use on the panels and on the windows above. We used a silkscreen fabric from Pictura Graphics that was acoustically transparent for the panels, and coordinated the installation to line up with the image on the windows above.

Duke University School of Medicine Learning Center

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

The Duke University School of Medicine Learning Center, located in Durham, North Carolina, had unique acoustic needs in the large multi-purpose space as well as in a tiered lecture hall. Our goals for this project were to create learning spaces that are flexible and can be easily modified to accommodate evolving curriculum, technology, and teaching needs.

The lecture hall included lots of wood paneling, making the room beautiful but also noisy. To control echoes and create an acoustically sound space, we used 0.5″ and two-inch acoustical wall panels. We added panels to the front of the desks to provide additional sound absorption and to make the room warm and inviting.

The curved shape of the classroom, the need to install panels around A/V equipment, and the multiple colors and materials used in the design made this an interesting and detail-oriented project for our team.

We worked with  S/L/A/M Collaborative and Duda Pane Architects to make this learning space warm and functional for students and faculty alike.





Cary Train Station

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

After performing an acoustics analysis of the Cary Train Station, Daniels and Daniels Construction Company approached us for the project. The station’s acoustics presented a problem in the lobby, where it is critical to ensure easy and clear communication between passengers and AMTRAK personnel.

The Town of Cary and NC DOT wanted to solve the sound issue and deliver a visually interesting product. They also wanted to incorporate local artists into the design of the building that was pleasing to the eye. We partnered with McConnell Studios, a local free-form sculpture studio, to design, build, and install the the framework for this beautiful double helix artistic structure. We fabricated and installed 1″ acoustical panels which were then attached to McConnell’s frame system. The panels effectively absorb sound, and the twisted look gives a unique architectural detail to the lobby area.

DUMAC Conference Room

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Privacy and a quiet working environment are essential elements of any conference room, making this type of space a perfect candidate for acoustical panels.

Sounds issues, particularly echoing, posed a problem for the DUMAC conference room in Durham, NC. Because the project was to be completed in an occupied office building, we coordinated our project schedule closely with the owner in order to not disrupt the building’s occupants.

We worked with the design team at Witty! and Associates, who provided screen-printed images on acoustically-transparent fabric. We used the material on our acoustical, sound-absorbing panels that we installed throughout the conference room, reception area, and board room. In doing so, we effectively eliminated the environment’s sound issues, while delivering an attractive finished product.

In order to create a sense of place, we used unique photos from Duke’s campus. From gargoyles found on many buildings to a rainbow over Duke Chapel, these acoustical panels help brand DUMAC’s offices with many common sights on campus.

Kingswood Elementary

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

When it comes to noise control, large open spaces need careful attention – especially those in schools. In Kingswood Elementary School’s case, the architects, Davis-Kane Architects, wanted to give the students and staff a cafeteria that went beyond boring design and solid colors.

Using acoustical wall panels and custom-built baffles, we created a unique design to liven up the room and control noise reverberation. Because each project is field-fabricated and allows for on-site modifications, we can accommodate the most interesting and complex designs. On all of our projects, we work closely with general contractors so that we efficiently manage scheduling and reduce unnecessary delays.

McKimmon Center

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Large conference centers and classrooms have unique acoustical needs in order to provide warm, inviting listening environments for their audiences. The designers of the McKimmon Center renovation wanted our wall panels to create a visually appealing design and a quiet space. With the Accutrack System®, we field-fabricated acoustical panels to meet both requirements.

Working with the designers, we successfully recreated the custom design and brought interest to the large wall areas. Field fabrication of the panels ensured that any and all changes that needed to be made throughout the installation process could be done with minimal effort and delay. By working closely with architects, we provide custom designs while improving the sound experience for all audiences. For the McKimmon Center, we partnered with local architect, HH Architecture.