Award Winning Lakewood High School - American School and University Magazine featured in the August 2018 Educational Interiors Juried Showcase issue as an Outstanding Design!
Providing an open, inspiring, teaching and learning environment, while encouraging interaction with the community, was the design objective at Lakewood High School. These goals were achieved through the replacement of a 1917 building with new performing arts, physical education, media, and student dining facilities, the addition of a three story academic wing, and renovations including a new main office, guidance center, and community clinic.
Locating Student Dining at the front of the building facilitates its use for public events, introduces light into the overlooking media center, and provides lobby services space for the adjacent gym and Civic Auditorium. The gymnasium, raised track, and adjacent fitness area promote a healthy, active lifestyle for students, staff and the community. Incorporating school colors in varying hues throughout the building promotes school pride while facilitating wayfinding.
While integrating the latest technology into classrooms, a student maker space, and black box theater prepares students for careers of the future, reinstallation of the 1953 Viktor Schreckengost bas relief sculpture of the Great Lakes in the Student Dining area ties the past to the present.
· GSF: 268,850 SF (renovation), 149,000 SF (new)
“Together with the new academic wing that opened in January, this new wing that the community has provided for will allow our students to thrive in all of their academic and extracurricular pursuits. These spaces have been designed to foster the skills needed for success in the 21st century: collaboration, communication, creativity.”
Jeff Patterson, Superintendent, Lakewood City Schools