Located in the heart of Washington D.C. and the West End, the area’s new Nobu restaurant aims to offer a completely unique experience for diners. The origins of Nobu go back to a passion for food between the acclaimed restaurant’s titular chef and actor Robert De Niro, now resulting in locations being opened worldwide, with over a dozen located in the United States. The upscale establishment is known for its Japanese fusion while setting a new standard for fine dining experiences, including its enjoyable acoustical design backed by excellent products from RPG Acoustical.
Nestled in the urban hustle and bustle of Portland, Oregon, there sits an unexpected oasis: a Japanese garden, described by His Excellency Nubuo Matsunaga, the former Ambassador of Japan to the United States, as “the most beautiful and authentic Japanese garden in the world outside of Japan.” While the garden has been open since 1967, it wasn’t until recently that it underwent a huge expansion, adding a Village House, Garden House, and Tea House that all contain galleries, a library, a gift store, and a multipurpose room. Clad in RPG Perfecto Micro acoustical ceilings in horizontal sliced bamboo veneer, the Portland Japanese Garden has become an escape for residents and travelers alike to enjoy art, music and learning opportunities.
Carroll County’s Performing Arts Center, located in Carroll County, Georgia, offers an acoustically celebrated space that any serious performer would appreciate. The space offers the huge benefits of RPG’s Modffusor, a furniture grade natural wood sound diffuser that provides uniform mid and high frequency sound diffusion. Likewise, the Waveform Monoradial-W contributes to the clarity and intelligibility of speech and music. This 42,500 square foot facility offers a state-of-the-art, 1,100 seat auditorium, as well as meeting spaces for other uses. RPG Acoustical is proud to have been part of this project and the development of this high quality performance space.
The new Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts, located in Columbus, Georgia, now has a state of the art performing arts facility. Designed by Hecht Burdeshaw Architects, Inc. and acoustically engineered by Siebein Associates, Inc., the main auditorium is wrapped and capped in a premium grade, engineered acoustical wood system manufactured by RPG Acoustical Systems. The facility, which places an emphasis on the specialized learning of performers and artists, has a capacity for around 500 middle and high school students who will be pursuing the arts this school year.