Grand Rapids Art Museum

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Drywall

Story

From a Greek revival home to its new location in the heart of downtown, the Grand Rapids Art Museum sets a high standard. The talented tradesmen from Ritsema have created yet another masterpiece. The ceilings in the grand entryway, theater and the three inverse pyramids, which are visible from the outside, are finished with BASWAphon which provides a seamless, smooth, sound absorbing surface that is as beautiful as it is functional.

Another testament to aesthetic design is the one inch ceiling reveal. The unique one foot reveal throughout hides recessed lighting, heating and window shade pockets. The combination of recessed bulkheads and lighting along with an abundance of natural light leave the impression not only of a floating ceiling but of a warm, inviting atmosphere.

An amazing feature in this "state-of-the-art" building is the two seemingly floating stairways. This provided a drywall and framing challenge which Ritsema met and exceeded. The finished product is a work of art which will only serve to enhance the art showcased on its walls. This stunning architecture is as awe inspiring as the art that it houses and it is this exceptional workmanship that has earned Ritsema Associates the Award of Excellence.

Budget $2,340,000

Supervision Andrew Walenga, Project Manager, Dave Walters, Foreman and Brian Becker, Superintendent.

Facts

  • Title: Grand rapids art museum
  • Location: Grand rapids, michigan
  • Postal code: 49503
  • Phase: Complete
  • Green: Leed gold


Project Identification Number:

PP-CST-7D88-C8E8-DB6A-8BE0-8


Status: Completed


  • municipal
  • feature-projects
  • institutional


Project Credits:

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Rockford Construction

General-Contractor

Design Plus

Architectural

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Fence Consultants of West Michigan, Inc.

Fence-and-Gates

Fence and Gates

WPF Engineering

Electrical-Engineering

Electrical Engineering

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Acoustics By Design

Acoustical-Design

Acoustical Design and Audio/Video Design

Steel Supply & Engineering

Structural-Steel-Fabrication

NES Rentals

Supplier

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Kerkstra Precast

Precast-Concrete

Veenstra Reproductions

Print-Reproductions

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THE KING CO., INC.

earth-retention

SecurAlarm Systems, inc.

Alarm-Systems-Design/Build

Jarob, Inc.

other

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Buist Electric

Electrical-Contractor

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Pioneer Construction

steel-erection

Steel Erection

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