Construction in Focus magazine features Decoustics

Ballroom with sloped ceiling

Inspired by the bow of a ship Gaylord’s new infinity ballroom leaves guests feeling as if they are floating on top of the Potomac River. To realize the design intent, Decoustics custom engineered Claro® Ceilencio® acoustical ceiling system comprising of floating flat bays segmented on an angle to create an arc.

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Using the Acoustical ceiling information and having a manufacturer able to provide multiple finishes (single source) the transition to the equally complex acoustical wood veneer wall panels was seamless both in the design as well as the production stages. The design had one manufacturer able to provide solutions, details and integration for the entire space including millwork color matching.

The Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently celebrated 41 years with the opening of a $43 million, 81,000 square-foot addition. A marvel of architecture and design, the addition more than doubled previous gallery capacity, increased public access to collections and added space for events. Many of these events will be hosted in a new lobby, designed to increase visibility and visual appeal, with a large, two-story glass volume that opens onto a courtyard near major campus walkways.