Faith & Worship 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.

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.

Rosewood Church | Addition and Remodel

Details

Budget
$1.3 Million
Start Date
September 2017
Completion Date
June 2018
Architect
Jeffrey Parker Architects | Grand Rapids, MI
Project Supervisor
Brad Van Melle
Awards

Overview

The original Rosewood Church building constructed in 1972 had its share of renovation and addition projects over the years—the most recent in 1994 was the Youth Building.

Within this current addition and renovation program, plans include roof repairs, expanding the sanctuary and removing a wall in the narthex to open the space up, provide additional barrier-free restroom facilities, a new elevator, and upgrade the kitchen facilities to meet commercial-grade standards.

The exterior of the sanctuary addition will consist of metal and glass to give the presence of a modern-day assembly. The front entryway includes a new drive-through canopy.