Hamilton High School Project Profile

The design for Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Michigan featured bright interiors, curved hallways and barrel vault ceilings built on a radius. The interior finishes subcontractor and the architect decided to combine two systems — the USG™ Drywall Suspension System and Curvatura™ 3-D Ceiling System to achieve the desired curved ceilings. 

The USG Drywall Suspension System grid was used for the entire ceiling and the drywall and the Curvatura™ panels were attached. The system of main tees and cross tees were quick and easy to put together. One challenge of the project was working around the buildings mechanical systems. The crew built the ceiling bulkheads first, installed the suspension grid and overlaid it with 4-foot by-4-foot-by-1/2-inch SheetrockK® Brand Gypsum Panels. 

The project was completed on time and within budget, and USG products made it easy.

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People Involved

GMB Architects-Engineers Architect

The Bouma Corporation Subontractor

Jeff Moomey Bouma’s Project Coordinator

Project Scope

200,000-square-foot

Special Factors

Design called for barrel vault ceilings built on a radius. Ceilings were build around the school’s mechanical systems.