National World War II Museum
- Heather Collins, Director of Marketing, Cambridge Architectural
- Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
- Year Completed: 2009
- End Use: Museum
- Architect: Voorsanger Mathes, L.L.C. Venture - New York, NY; New Orleans, LA
- General Contractor: Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc. - Houston, TX
- Installer: Manufab, Inc. – Kenner, LA
- Owner: The National World War II Museum
Since 2000, the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, LA has served as the country's premier tribute to the 16 million men and women who took part in the global conflict and made it successful for America. Today, the museum continues to grow. Recently a new building was constructed, which includes The American Sector, an upscale American-style restaurant. Cambridge developed a one-of-a-kind tensioned ceiling system using architectural mesh that matches the restaurant's modern and elegant theme – a true wow factor. The expertise that Cambridge brought to the project allowed the steel ceiling panels to undulate in channels adjacent to warm wood partitions.
Flowing seamlessly above The American Sector, Cambridge's curved architectural mesh ceiling system gives the room unique character and facilitates soft lighting above restaurant patrons.
On top of unparalleled aesthetics, the ceiling system offers supreme functionality not found in traditional alternatives. The patterns found in mesh ceiling panels allow them to maintain acoustic transparency, improve ventilation and elegantly reflect architectural lighting. The new ceiling application, on top of being visually dynamic, gives the restaurant supreme, streamlined function.
Cambridge Architectural’s applications always combine superior aesthetics with high-quality performance, often eliminating the need for additional interior materials. In The American Sector, the sheer durability and lifecycle of architectural mesh greatly reduces maintenance costs, and assures that there will be no need for replacement materials. Cambridge's metal fabric ceiling panels were expertly engineered to fit the ceiling system, ensuring a successful and issue-free installation. Furthermore, stainless steel's durability assures that the material will maintain its pristine look for years to come. 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.