Education Archives | Lakewood Construction

Hope College Campus Ministries

Details

Budget
Start Date
July 2018
Completion Date
July 2019
Architect
AMDG Architects | Grand Rapids, MI
Project Supervisor
Nick Duthler
Awards

Overview

This project was 8,500 square feet of high end meeting, collaboration, prayer, and library space. AMDG designed the space to be open and hospitable, as well as rooted in place. Construction, specifically our finish carpentry work, was able to pull off exactly what AMDG had designed. This building is at the center of Hope College and reflects what the college itself is centered around.

Some of the obstacles that this project included were moving the 240 ton Fried House, working on an occupied campus, and coordination of tight schedule due to material delays.

Our pre-construction process allowed this project to come together beautifully while still on budget

Graves Hall Renovation & Restoration | Hope College

Details

Budget
$4.6 Million
Start Date
Completion Date
July 2009
Architect
FTC&H, Grand Rapids, MI
Project Supervisor
Awards
ABC|WMI Chapter 2010 Excellence in Construction

Overview

“The craftsmanship exhibited by Lakewood’s own carpenters was exceptional and set the standard for the rest of the trades. Lakewood coordinated all aspects of this project with precision and attention to detail…a remarkable feat considering all of the unknowns going into this historic renovation and adaptation project.”
Greg Maybury, Director of Operations

Constructed in 1894, Graves Hall holds the honor of being the oldest building at Hope College and stands proudly at the campus’ historical gateway entrance. Several renovations over the years and changes in use, Lakewood was hired to complete what was referred to as an “adaptive restoration” and bring the facility into a modern era while retaining its original glory.

Full accessibility to the building was accomplished by adding an elevator in the new addition. To bring the building together, stone quarried in Ohio was cut and shaped to match the original Waverly stone of the existing building. Lakewood’s own craftsmen meticulously replaced original woodwork; Wainscot, window sills, and molding with oak woodwork to exactly match the original details. The structure of the attic was reinforced to house and isolate the new mechanical equipment.

Electrical systems were moved and housed in a new stone enclosure. The roof system was cut back to restore it to its original state. Historical features of the building’s interior covered up by previous renovations or destroyed over the years was uncovered, restored, and returned to its original appearance.

The 20,400-sf Graves Hall houses five classrooms, the 163-seat Winants Auditorium, the Presidents’ Room, a conference room, and the Schoon Meditation Chapel.

Ryan & Tom Cook Residential Village Phase I & II | Hope College

Details

Budget
Start Date
July 2016
Completion Date
August 2017
Architect
AMDG Architects | Grand Rapids, MI
Project Supervisor
Steve Vork
Awards

Overview

Having completed the construction of Phase l of the new Cook Residential Village in the summer, the college elected to release two more housing units for a total of six in their graduate student living environment.

The emphasis on these two new units revolved around Hope College’s commitment toward improving accessibility and inclusion for enhancing the quality of experience for those students needing additional assistance in a residential environment.

The new units have full mobility and are ADA accessible. Design features include low-slope exterior sidewalks; ADA compliant appliances and removal of base cabinets at the sink and adjacent to the stove for ease of use; countertops reduced in height to 34 inches; zero transition shower entry; increased door widths; and snowmelt on the patio and sidewalk to ensure ease of access at all times.

The two new buildings have a similar architectural style as the existing buildings in the village and feature a residential-style look with exterior brick masonry. Both buildings are approximately 3,800 sf and house eight students.

Each townhouse has two floors: the first floor includes a bedroom, kitchen, full bathroom, laundry room and living room and is fully accessible for those with mobility requirements; the upper floor contains three bedrooms.

New South Campus Building | Caledonia Community Schools South Campus

Details

Budget
$28 Million
Start Date
October 2015
Completion Date
August 2017
Architect
GMB Architecture + Engineering, Holland, MI
Project Supervisor
Kevin Osbeck and Nick Duthler
Awards

Overview

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
Cafeteria
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.

New High School | Unity Christian

Details

Budget
$23.5 Million
Start Date
May 2014
Completion Date
August 2015
Architect
GMB Architecture + Engineering | Holland, MI
Project Supervisor
Marcel Vander Laan
Awards

Overview

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.