Host Hotels & ResortsHost, Bethesda, USA


Host Hotels & ResortsHost, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, projet : Gensler DC


High performance acoustic ceilings by CLIPSO



Ensuring an acoustic environment that is both sustainable and efficient


When Host was moving their headquarters to Bethesda, Maryland, the designers wanted to create a design concept that boasted a textural field that gets exponentially smaller as you move away from the focal point.



Fastening profiles allowing access to a critical and technical area


In addition to this design goal, they needed to provide a sustainable and effective acoustic environment for both their twostory lobby area as well as the formal and informal meeting areas that surround.



CLIPSO responds to the specific problems of each site!



The architect and the client were thrilled when they saw the result. CLIPSO effectively worked hand-in-hand with the experts at Gensler DC, and the installation gurus at The Huff Company, Inc., to create a singlesource, performance-driven design with breathtaking results! 



A unique performance oriented design with breathtaking rendering.


The architects at Gensler DC worked closely with the CLIPSO team to develop and enhance the design function of this space based on their budget guidelines, achieving effective acoustic performance, and most importantly maintaining their design goal. Due to the two-story nature of the space, CLIPSO recommended using the a 2” system to include Acoustic 495 D coverings and LA 54 acoustical batting, together offering an NRC value up to 1.05.

Technical characteristics of the 495 D and 495 AC covering



Most of the ceiling throughout the space was directly attached using perimeter tracks. However, there was a specific area behind the diamond ceiling feature that would require access to mechanical equipment.



For this area, CLIPSO used a 42 mm thick aluminum profiles to create a self-supported acoustic frame system, utilizing the CLIPSO Torsion Spring mounting system which would allow the flexibly to maintain the design intent, maintain the acoustic performance, and also provide accessibility to a critical and technical area.