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Music Center at Strathmore Music Center at Strathmore / North Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Inspiration to Installation

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Music Center at Strathmore

Mesh: Bead
Attachment: U-Binding
"This project was difficult and the tolerances were tight. Cambridge met the demands of the space and quickly adapted to project changes on the fly."
- Richard Ross, Managing Member, Milestone Tarrant, LLC
  • Location: North Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  • Year Completed: 2005
  • End Use: Academic, Theater
  • Architect: William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc. – Boston, MA
  • General Contractor: Clark Construction Group, LLC – Bethesda, MD
  • Installer: Milestone Tarrant, LLC – Capitol Heights, MD
  • Owner: Montgomery County, MD

Application

Approximately 10,000 square feet of custom brass metal fabric was selected for the interior of the 1,978-seat Music Center at Strathmore. The Cambridge Architectural mesh system functions as a rich decorative barrier, with solid wood frames of maple and birch supporting the metal fabric. The expanses of brass fabric serve as a spectacular interior visual element, lending unique aesthetic appeal to the space.

Function

The Cambridge mesh system offers many functional benefits, and was specified to allow sound to pass into the wall where it is trapped unobtrusively by a heavy draping material used to control acoustics. As an integral part of the project's success, Cambridge took the extra step of having the metal fabric tested for its acoustic properties. Additionally, the metal fabric application enhances the effectiveness of lighting, heating and air-conditioning inside the unique space.

Benefit

Cambridge Architectural's ability to work with the architect and interior designer throughout the design process ensures that unnecessary costs are eliminated. By partnering with Cambridge throughout the entire process, custom applications are easily brought to life, like the metal fabric pattern created specifically for the Music Center at Strathmore.

The woven metal mesh solution maintains a long lifecycle which minimizes the need for replacement.

Additionally, Cambridge metal fabric applications are readily recyclable. Cambridge Architectural is an active member of the USGBC®, and helps architects take maximum advantage of LEED credit through the many categories in which architectural mesh systems apply.

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