Sponsored by: Armstrong was a sponsor of the Metropolis Perspective: Sustainability 2020 Symposium. The West Palm Beach office of design firm Spina O’Rourke + Partners is sleek, minimalist, and, thanks to an AcoustiBuilt seamless acoustic ceiling from Armstrong, acoustically comfortable. Courtesy Armstrong When designing its new offices in West Palm Beach, Spina O’Rourke + Partners knew that controlling sound would play a critical role in how well the space, which featured exposed structural elements, would function. “The aesthetic for the open offices was for the structure to be exposed in some areas and to have clean, smooth drywall ceiling in others, but we were worried about the acoustics,” says interior design principal and director Tammy O’Rourke. Acoustics had been a problem in the architecture and design firm’s previous offices, which had a similar aesthetic. “This is a highly-active space,” says O’Rourke. “We entertain a lot of people, including a lot of high-end clients. We knew that the same scenario of exposed structure and drywall ceiling would not provide us with the functionality we needed.” Unwilling to compromise the aesthetics, O’Rourke reached out to her Armstrong representative who told her about AcoustiBuilt ™ seamless acoustical ceilings, a new ceiling system […]

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