Hamilton High School (Hamilton, Mich.)

Hamilton, Michigan

Built into a natural slope, the upper level of the school houses academics. The lower level contains the cafeteria, drama and art functions. The hallways are spacious and welcoming with excellent use of windows and high ceilings.

The academic wings are arranged in two symmetrical U-shaped hallways, each intersecting the media center, strategically located to serve as ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY850COST PER SQ FT$105.52FEATURED IN2002 Architectural Portfolio hub. With seating for 120 students in the main room and computer lab, the media center is highlighted by a 25-foot ceiling and a dramatic window wall prow, which provides a comfortable area for reading.

The gymnasium can be divided into three separate teaching stations by lowering two curtains. During athletic competitions, rolling bleachers seat 2,000. Additional standing room is available on the upper walking track.

The 550-seat auditorium is an outstanding facility for the performing arts. The scene shop and dressing room support the auditorium with functional auxiliary space. Acoustical treatment highlights the various music rooms. Two art rooms allow for a full art curriculum.

The cafeteria serves as lobby/reception area for arts and athletics and offers a warm, inviting atmosphere for school lunch.