Flawless Sounds for Black Hawks
When the newly constructed Bloomfield Hills High School called for acoustical walls and ceilings in its auditorium, Larry Cowper, project manager at Commercial Contracting Corp., worked with the architect on site to install Acoustigreen Fusion Ceiling and Wall panels.
“As a new build, Bloomfield Hills High School required high-quality and functional products to complete the new auditorium,” says Cowper. “This part of the project, known as Phase Two, was handled by CCC’s interiors division, which specializes in general trades, framing, drywall, ceilings and millwork. With Acoustigreen’s panels, we were able to provide the students at BHHS with an acoustically-balanced theater that looks as great as it sounds.”
Installed inside the auditorium at BHHS are 36,000-square-feet of Acoustigreen’s Fusion Ceiling and Wall panels. The walls are covered with Fusion Flat Wall Panels in maple with a Z-clip/Z-bar mounting system. The balcony face and proscenium were covered with Fusion Flat Wall Panels in walnut with the same Z-clip/Z-bar mounting system. Four Fusion Flat Panel clouds in maple hang from the ceiling, effectively covering the catwalk while providing acoustic diffusion throughout the space.
Above and Beyond
“The workflow between myself, Larry Cowper and our manufacturing department was flawless,” says Klein. “An eight-week timeline goes by in the blink of an eye, so it was important to keep the lines of communication open at all times. Acoustigreen stands by its commitment to provide beautiful systems with unbeatable customer service to ensure that we exceed the expectations of our customers.”
Fusion acoustic ceiling and wall panels feature wood veneer, either in flat panels or with a variety of perforation options. Standard perforations are available in 4-mm, 6-mm and 8-mm diameter holes spaced 16-mm or 32-mm on center in both square and diamond patterns. Custom diameter, spacing and patterns are available, as well as slotted designs. For projects requiring sound absorption, acoustical backer may be installed above Fusion ceiling or behind Fusion wall panels.
“When working with a space of this size, it is important that everyone is on the same page,” says Cowper. “Mark Klein and his team stepped up to the challenge, provided expert advice and committed to providing us with support until the completion of the project. Everyone — from my team to the owner of the building — is very happy with the end result. I look forward to working with Mark and the folks at Acoustigreen in the future.”