The new Moser School for fourth and fifth grade students is a 79,000 square foot building which opened in September of 2019. Due to increasing student enrollment, a new school was built, making it the fifth school for the town of Rocky Hill, CT.
ATAS International’s Linear Ceiling panel in a custom wood grain pattern, created with a high-performance 70% PVDF paint finish, was used in the project. Black recessed filler strips were installed between the panels to create a striking shadow line. The Moser School was the first-place winner in ATAS’ 2019 Project of the Year competition, in the interiors category.
The architect for Moser School was Kaestle Boos Associates of Boston, Massachusetts. The contractor was GDS Contracting Corporation and the panels were purchased through KAMCO of New England.
Linear Ceiling is a system comprised of suspended or positive fastened carriers with metal panels snapped into place within the carrier. The Linear Ceiling system is available in two distinct profiles: a round edge or a square box, with or without filler strips. Each profile has a choice of two widths that are interchangeable due to the 4” increments of the carrier system. The two ceiling widths provide coverages of 4” and 8”. The use of filler strips provides either a flush or revealed appearance. Filler strips can be removed to provide ventilation within the system or panels can be perforated or louvered if desired. Microperforations are available and recommended for interior use only.
The metal panels are available in over 35 standard colors, and in addition to the 70% PVDF paint finishes, they are also available in anodized aluminum, wood grain laminates, various print coats, and a mirrored finish.
Metal is being used more often for interior applications, including ceilings, walls, column covers, and other accents. It is being discovered that a building’s interior can benefit from the beauty, longevity, and durability of metal. Curved, tapered, and custom capabilities expand options for building owners and architects, bringing design ideas to life.