Boca Raton’s Temple Beth-El sought to expand their resources to accommodate the growing and evolving Jewish community of South Florida. Acousti’s focus for this project included installing ceilings in the Synagogue, corridors, and common area. The new chapel in the Schaefer Family Campus can seat up to 200 people and offers a peaceful and fresh, yet, modern vibe.
The main door that leads into the Chapel is embellished with dark-stained strips of wood. We custom-matched the color and sample for the grille using around 1,000 sq ft of product from Rulon International; Continuing this design throughout the ceiling of the entrance, carrying through the doors, and along the length of the room as the focal point of the Chapel ceiling. In order to complete this installation, our team worked with MEP trades, laying out the stencil on the floor to pre-plan the location of all lights and ducts. Once the form had its basic shape another hurdle was fitting each beam for its position. Accomplishing this was done by field mitering each piece and cutting the spaces for the other integrations while twenty-five feet in the air. Next, we worked with electricians to mount lighting rods on to the grille. This hour-glass shaped wooden trail is sandwiched between 2,800 sq ft of contrasting white panels in Armstrong’s Optima Curved Axiom Clouds. Sleek, functional, and vaulted ceilings are the distinctive features of the space, encouraging guests’ eyes to gaze upward.
In the corridor and waiting vestibule, we mounted rectangular Axiom clouds, framing the spaces with an offset ceiling using four-by-four tiles aiding in acoustic control. To keep with the design continuity, the third-party team which fulfilled the car drop-off port did their best to match their work with ours, ending the job with a complete and clean finish.
In four weeks’ time, we helped renovate and expand Temple Beth-El’s facilities, continuing their 42-year legacy as a community safe haven. Project Manager, Mike Haines, gives credit of the successes at this site to the installers who made this difficult install seamless with exceptional workmanship.
PM: Mike Haines