Suspended Ceiling (Washington)

Swedish Issaquah

Photo by William James Photography
Curved linear metal ceilings extend outside the building.

Location: Issaquah

Contractor: Performance Contracting

Architects: CollinsWoerman, Callison

Team: Building Specialties, Winroc, 9Wood, Chicago Metallic, Interlam, USG Building Systems

The curved linear metal ceilings installed by Performance Contracting are the focal point of the five-story open atrium at the Swedish Issaquah hospital and medical office building.

Designed to curve and follow the shape of the building structure, the linear metal ceilings run continuously from the exterior soffit to the interior ceilings, separated only by a window wall. The linear metal ceilings have a simulated maple wood finish, giving a warm and natural appearance.

The wall and ceiling contractor worked to assure that the radius of the ceiling flowed consistently throughout the project.

Performance Contracting also installed three different wood ceiling systems, wood wall panels and acoustical ceilings. These products, along with the linear metal ceilings, all had long lead times for manufacturing.

The lead times created a particularly critical situation in the atrium due to the extremely complex scaffolding that was erected in order for all trades to complete their work. The work that needed to be installed from the scaffold had to be complete prior to the scaffold being removed for installation of the terrazzo floor. This required extensive pre-planning because the ceiling products had to be ordered prior to the start of any of the interior finishes.

Judge’s comment: “This mixed-use facility is greatly enhanced by the fabulous acoustical ceilings. The extremely high open areas, the variety of products used, and the superb craftsmanship result in a finished product that is second to none.”

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