Middlebury College Old Chapel Conference Room

Middlebury, VT

Middlebury College collaborated with Crestone to create an acoustical solution for the board of trustees’ conference room inside the Old Chapel building, the first building constructed at Middlebury College in 1800. The woodwork and presence of the room was breathtaking, and the college didn’t want the acoustical treatment to be evident. We suggested we install a WhisperSpan ceiling, a wide-span ceiling fabric, using the Whisper Walls stretched fabric system. Because the Whisper Walls system is site-built, every single ceiling bay was able to be perfectly hand-tailored, and because the wide-span WhisperSpan fabric comes in widths up to 5 meters wide, we could complete each bay without seams. To the casual observer, it looks just like plaster or drywall, but conceals the acoustical absorption the space required.