Museums, Libraries and Cultural Centers

Annie Oakley Society Event Center, Oklahoma City

Photo: David Cobb Photography

A metal ceiling system met project goals for acoustics, durability and aesthetics at the Annie Oakley Society Event Center. The event center is part of an expansion project at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum that also includes the Liichokoshkomo’ children’s exhibit, a 100,000-square-foot outdoor educational space adjacent to the event center.

Supporting the event center’s acoustic and design goals, Rockfon’s Planar Macroplus linear metal ceiling system has perforations for acoustics and an Acoutex backer. The ceiling’s high acoustic performance provides sound absorption; it has a 0.9 noise reduction coefficient (NRC).

Visually connecting the event center’s interior with outdoor exhibits and landscape, the aluminum ceiling panels have a Metalwood Walnut woodgrain finish. In the event center, Lasco Acoustics and Drywall Inc. installed 4,650 square feet of Planar Macroplus ceiling system.

The outdoor exhibit area, Liichokoshkomo´, pronounced Lee-cho-koshko-MO, is named for a Chickasaw phrase that means “let’s play.” It includes an intertribal village representing seven tribes (Caddo, Chickasaw, Hopi, Kiowa, Navajo, Pawnee and Ancient Puebloan), rail car, train depot, trading post, pioneer wagon, playground, waterfall and sod house.

Walking through sod house doors, visitors enter the event center, where activities, educational programs, as well as corporate and private events for 250 people take place.