Newly renovated Amon Carter Museum of American Art explores the diversity and complexity of American creativity through expansive collection and exciting exhibitions. Lighting and acoustics inside the gallery are an integral part of the entire museum experience and were the driving objectives behind museum’s renovation this summer.
Collaborating with Schwartz/Silver Architects and lighting and museum design firm George Sexton Associates, Decoustics was involved early in the project to deliver a custom-engineered solution for this unique ceiling which provides even illumination resembling natural light, has excellent noise absorbing properties and allows access to the plenum. Our LightFrame Profile A was selected for this project and came a single-source system complete with: acoustical translucent fabric panels, LED light source and accessible suspension. Translucent LightFrame panels have acoustical Volare IA-85-OP fabric on the face to achieve soft light diffusion. The LED lights configuration and dimmers were tailored specifically for this space to attain the desired brightness and color temperature, and they are fixed onto an absorptive panel for added acoustical performance. The entire ceiling is suspended on swing-down aluminum Profile A system and allows effortless access to the plenum.
Decoustics is the only manufacturer capable of meeting such complex project parameters and delivering a custom solution as a single-source supplier. The result is a beautiful and functional ceiling, well illuminated space and environment with controlled acoustics for a pleasant experience inside the museum.