New High School | Unity Christian
Budget: $23.5 Million
Start Date: May 2014
Completion Date: August 2015
Architect: GMB Architecture + Engineering | Holland, MI
Project Manager: Marcel Vander Laan
Project Supervisor: Kevin Osbeck
“Lakewood was a major contributor to the success of our facility and provided the necessary commitment to see the project to completion. The leadership of the company was very hands on and would seek our input and very willing to share the plan for the facility. They were committed, reliable, and very personable.” Jerry DeGroot, Principal/CEO
The challenge given by Unity Christian High School was to design and construct a new, state-of-the-art facility on an extremely tight timeline—18 months. To accomplish this goal, the design consisted of utilizing pre-cast walls, not a common practice within the educational community.
This 149,000-sf pre-cast, two-story building hosts two educational wings with an open, airy atrium-like feel. Components of the building include two floors of classrooms, administrative offices, commons area, a running track, a multipurpose room with locker rooms, Physical Education Lab with a weight room, and music/band, choir, and art rooms.