Overture Performing Arts

Location: Madison, WI

Architect: Cesar Pelli-Design | Flad & Associates

General Contractor: Findorff

Installer: Austad & Son (now PCI)



  • Solo-M White Maple
  • Ceilencio suspension
  • Claro ceiling panels
Over 80,000 sq. ft. of Decoustics acoustical products were installed in the interior of the new Overture Performing Arts Center in Madison, WI. Architects sought the guidance of Hughes Group due to their unique design assist capabilities and material offering, which afforded them the ability to work with the manufacturer to create a unique product solution for an aesthetic and an acoustical design problem.

Hughes Group was the only rep firm in the Midwest capable of working with all the architects and the owners to provide a suitable manufacturer for the project, with Decoustics being the clear winner. Hughes Group encouraged the Decoustics to develop a product that would perform and look the way the design was intended, which ultimately distinguished them from the rest of the construction entities.

Decoustics was able to create a new wood product which allowed the product to combine a concealed grid, in a linear format with excellent acoustical performance and 100% accessibility. Solo-M, now a standard product, was developed specifically for this project.