The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) Sciences Building’s newly constructed, LEED Gold-certified facility accommodates growth for 1,750 students, 70 faculty and lecturers, and expanded research. The modern building, designed by Stantec, houses UTD’s Department of Physics and some activities of the William B. Hanson Center for Space Sciences.
Fostering a connected, interactive learning environment, Stantec specified Rockfon Tropic acoustic stone wool ceiling panels for the Sciences Building’s interiors. Along with the contemporary look of the panels’ smooth, white surface, they also have high sound absorption to provide more comfortable spaces where students can concentrate and clearly understand their professors.
Manufactured using advanced material technology, stone wool’s environmentally responsible and sound-absorbing performance support UTD’s project goals for sustainability, accessibility and wellness. Among its many LEED credits, UTD’s Sciences Building earned points for using products with recycled content as part of the Materials & Resources category, and installing low-emitting materials as part of the Indoor Environmental Quality category. Rockfon Tropic ceiling products can contribute to these LEED credits and more.
The University of Texas at Dallas – Sciences Building