Published March 8, 2022
What’s That Sound?
By Jen Levisen
Welcome to St. Margaret’s Episcopal School, a college preparatory private school situated on 25 acres in sunny, historic San Juan Capistrano, Calif. The campus includes 10 research and lecture labs, nine technology labs, a 6,000-square-foot visual arts center, two gymnasiums, three athletic fields, and a school garden and greenhouse. If that hasn’t already gotten your attention, the school’s 44,877 square foot Performing Arts Center might. Specifically the ceiling in the lobby
The TerrAcoustics® acoustical panels, installed by Fabric Wallcraft, not only make the room aesthetically pleasing but tremendously help the acoustics of the building. The panels block out all unwanted noise by giving the space a Noise Reduction Coefficient rating of .80. The Performing Arts Center includes a formal event lobby and mezzanine area, 11 music practice rooms, orchestra, choir, concert band, and dance rooms, and two audiovisual recording rooms so acoustical panels are very beneficial.
TerrAcoustics®’ exclusive product line is highly engineered for sound control and utilizes the sustainability of natural wood to create beautifully and acoustically superior interiors. Their wooden acoustical wall and ceiling panel system is competitively priced and is rigorously tested for hardness, adhesive formaldehyde levels, moisture content, deflection, flexural strength, flammability, smoke density, and compression and tensile strength. Meeting the most stringent LEED standards and ensuring consistency from panel to panel ensure TerrAcoustics® products will help project teams achieve both their design and environmental stewardship goals.