The Bristol Agricultural High School serves as one of the most unique educational opportunities in the country. The wide range of educational programs were supported by a sprawling, and largely unconnected campus on the banks of the Taunton River. Because Octave 85 has been developed to perform in a broad range of applications, the ceiling is, inter alia, used in this reference project.
The Bristol Agricultural High School serves as one of the most unique educational opportunities in the country. The curriculum is developed around excellent vocational-technical academic programs and an overall focus on agricultural science and the natural environment. The wide range of educational programs were supported by a sprawling, and largely unconnected campus on the banks of the Taunton River. Already serving students from 20 communities, School Administrators identified a need to expand their academic reach by increasing their student population from 450 students to over 640 students while significantly enhancing their science programs. After enlisting the help of Architect HMFH and General Contractor Gilbane Building Company, the project team quickly realized that supporting this increased population meant increasing the scope of the current 270-acre campus.
The Project Team of HMFH, Gilbane and installer H. Carr ultimately decided that OWA’s Mineral Wool Ceiling Tiles met or exceeded all the challenges identified. “The OWA products looked great, were more economical and had some of the best acoustical performances on the market. In the end, it was a no-brainer for us,” said Bobby Williams, Associate Principal at HMFH Architects. The flexibility and design were just several of the factors that come into play when making the final choice. These factors included:
The accompanying brochure gives an insight into this great project. Discover further exciting perspectives of this reference project in the following film clip.
General Contractor: Gilbane
Installer: H. Carr