• Virginia

Barton Malow's Conference Room


Construction firm Barton Malow’s Richmond office is in a beautiful old building. Unfortunately, the high ceilings created an echo that made communication difficult; especially in Barton Malow’s conference room. Strategically placed acoustical treatment cut the reverberation down in the open plan office space and conference room.

Application Introduction:

Construction management firm Barton Malow moved their Richmond office to a restored 100-year-old building. This historic building had once been a post office and a police precinct. The 3,100 square foot space was full of character and detail, but the high ceilings and large windows created reverberation that made sound echo in the open plan office space. Barton Malow’s conference room had the same issue, making it difficult to hold conference calls or large meetings.

Treatment Provided:

Fabric Wrapped AlphaSorb® Acoustic Panels were installed around the upper half of the walls in the open office space and conference room.  AlphaSorb® Acoustic Panels have a variety of different colors offered in our Guilford of Maine FR701 Acoustic Fabric line.  To keep the panels looking neutral and elegant, the “Wheat” color was the perfect choice for Barton Malow’s Conference Room. With the AlphaSorb® Acoustic Panels mounted high on the wall, you can be sure that individual communication within the cubicles maintains a high level of intelligibility.  

For an extra layer of speech privacy, Acoustic Door Seal Kits were added to Barton Malow’s Conference Room’s doors. Our Acoustic Door Seal Kits includes jamb seals, a threshold seal and an automatic door bottom to acoustically seal a 36″ x 84″ door. Unsealed gaps and clearances in door assemblies effectively cancel out the soundproofing benefits of the highest-rated acoustical doors.


The sound absorptive AlphaSorb® Acoustic Panels helped lower noise intensity in these spaces, and increased intelligibility of speech.

“We are loving the acoustical panels“, said Mike Van Sickel, Director at Barton Malow’s Richmond office, “the sound has definitely improved”.