Hanlon Acoustical Ceilings has earned a CISCA (Ceilings and Interior Systems Construction Association) Gold Award for their work at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine & Health building in downtown Tampa!

CISCA is the global premier authority for the interior construction, acoustical ceilings and acoustical treatment industry.

Annually, CISCA hosts the highly-respected Construction Excellence Awards Competition to recognize the most technically impressive ceilings projects completed in the nation during the represented year.

From the beginning, the Hanlon team knew they had something special with the USF Morsani College of Medicine & Health project, so they undertook the rigorous application process for the competition. After the application was judged by a panel of industry representatives, the Gold Award was presented to Hanlon – the highest award in the Education category!

– What made this project special?

The Hanlon team installed ceilings in nearly 85,000 square feet of the USF Morsani building’s 395,000 total square feet. Needless to say, this was a massive project. As the newest addition to the university’s medical school, the building now supports health, economic and educational improvement in the entire surrounding community.

The project even had some local ties for Hanlon – a few team members are USF alumni! The project’s manager and a 2014 USF graduate, Lindsey Olds, took on the task of managing this project and representing her alma mater once again.

“As a USF alumna, I took some pride in knowing I had a part in shaping USFs path in downtown Tampa.” – Lindsey Olds, Hanlon Senior Project Manager.

Being one of Hanlon’s largest scope projects to date, the USF Morsani College of Medicine building project brought challenges the team had never encountered. From space restraints due to the number of trades working at once to the complications that come with constructing a high-rise building in the middle of a bustling city’s most highly transited downtown area, Hanlon saw it all.

“We certainly encountered many challenges throughout the project, but we never doubted our team’s ability to collectively rise to the occasion.”
Nick Contag, Hanlon’s President

Rising to the occasion is precisely what the group did. Despite the unique difficulties, the Hanlon Acoustical Ceilings team persevered and excelled in their most demanding yet rewarding project to date!

Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners!
You can see the impressive work of the applicants in our category in this video:

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