New South Campus Building | Caledonia Community Schools South Campus
Budget: $28 Million
Start Date: October 2015
Completion Date: August 2017
Architect: GMB Architecture + Engineering, Holland, MI
Project Manager: Marcel Vander Laan
Project Supervisor: Kevin Osbeck and Nick Duthler
"We have appreciated the immediate value we receive from them before they even step foot on site. Their combined years of experience and ability to work together cohesively as a team is demonstrated in the caliber of their problem - solving skills and ability to bring innovative and leading - edge solutions - they don't just think in terms of traditional brick and mortar." Gary Delger, Director of Operations
Lakewood has had an ongoing relationship with Caledonia Community Schools since 2006 when the community passed a $30.5 million bond issue for construction. We were back onboard with them in 2014 for a $41 million bond issue divided into four key areas, one of which included the new South Campus High School.
The new South Campus building was designed with collaborative learning in mind by creating unique spaces for staff and students to practice and learn new instructional strategies. The entire school has the feel and resembles groups of young professionals from Google or Steelcase, as students work on projects both individually and as teams compliments of tech tools and mobile, flexible furniture.
The two-story building highlights include:
- Science and Art Wings
- 23 Classrooms
- Modern Media Center with Flexible Furniture
- Auxiliary Gymnasium
- Mini Auditorium
- Black Box Theater
- Two Large Project Rooms Bordered by Smaller Break-out Spaces for Small Group Work
- Lots of Collaborative Space Building-wide
The South Campus building also alleviates crowding at the main campus with room for 600 students and land for expansion.