17 State Street, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004


Skidmore, Owings, and Merill


Sky Acoustics | Acoustical Ceilings and Walls


  1. Custom Radius AURA Panels

  2. APTUS torsion spring suspension system

The city that never sleeps is a fitting location for the headquarters of IPsoft, a developer of automated network services and intelligence systems that operates on a 24/7 business model. Throughout the Lower Manhattan office, cutting edge A/V technologies and multimedia reflect the idea of innovation through design. A central 40-foot-long curved LED screen, shown here, can be moved effortlessly between the Cognitive Lab and an adjacent boardroom, transforming the light-filled interior into an immersive technological environment. In addition to the New York headquarters, SOM partnered with IPsoft on its London and Tokyo offices to create an on-brand design language that reinforces a shared common workplace culture across locations.

Sky Acoustics was asked to provide the beautiful radius acoustical ceiling panels that circle this highlight of IPSoft’s office in NYC. The degree of difficulty was so high that all manufacturers except Sky Acoustics dropped out of the running. The panels have a custom radius that aligns with the floor pattern and wall design, and have only 1/8” reveals between panels. The tiny reveals meant there was almost zero margin of error, accuracy of the panels and APTUS torsion spring suspension system was paramount.

Great acoustic absorption and beautiful design compliment this high-tech space perfectly and within budget.

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