Municipal Archives | Lakewood Construction

Holland Community Aquatic Center

Details

Budget
Start Date
Completion Date
2022
Architect
AMDG Architects
Project Supervisor
Awards

Overview

Challenges/Solutions:

-Promote simultaneous activities & programming

-Design space for more visitors

-Increase wayfinding/building flow

-Improve safety

-Develop/expand recreational & fitness options

-Create a more efficient locker room experience

-Modernize look & feel of facility

DESIGNING FOR THE NEXT 50 YEARS

The Holland Community Aquatic Center has been a staple in the community for over 50 years. However, in recent years it was becoming increasingly outdated. With a growing number of visitors and programming needs, the Aquatic Center Board needed a space that would carry the facility into the next 50 years. They turned to Lakewood.

One of the biggest challenges facing the facility was being able to hold simultaneous programming. Previously, when a swim meet was held, community members were not able to use the facility’s other designated areas. The new space needed to be able to welcome guests, hold swim meets, and run normal programming all at the same. With community growth, there also needed to be additional space for expanded programming and visitors.

Working in collaboration with AMDG Architects, Lakewood developed a stunning, state-of-the-art facility that puts every community dollar to good use. Focusing on the end-user experience, each space was strategically designed to remain fully functional, no matter what events may be taking place. Walking patterns and wet zones were laid out to maximize safety throughout the entire facility. Plus, there are exciting new features, such as a sauna and steam rooms along with an expanded fitness area.

Another benefit was having the project sequenced so the facility could remain open throughout the construction process. For our client, not having to interrupt the guest experience was a major victory.

The completed Aquatic Center will open in 2022, creating more swim and recreational opportunities for all of West Michigan.

Spine & Orthopedic Unit | Holland Hospital

Details

Budget
$10 Million
Start Date
Summer 2012
Completion Date
Summer 2013
Architect
Matthei & Colin Associates | Chicago, IL
Project Supervisor
Louis Edgerton and Steve Weatherwax
Awards

Overview

As part of a major expansion program, the new Spine & Orthopedic Unit is a second level addition to the hospital’s east wing above the existing CCU/Telemetry Unit. The cast-in-place addition is part of the hospital’s master plan for expansion as this growing healthcare provider adds more services to the Holland community.

Construction of the new 23,400-sf in-patient floor included 24 fully private rooms for orthopedic and neurosurgery patients and was designed and built to accommodate two additional floors in the future. This project also involved extending three existing elevators and completely replacing an elevator and enlarging the existing shaft.

Challenges of the project involved a very tight staging area for materials and equipment, as well as being next to a busy street which is also the main entrance to the hospital and needed to be in complete operation 24/7.

New Senior Center | Georgetown Charter Township

Details

Budget
$2.4 Million
Start Date
October 2015
Completion Date
May 2016
Architect
Progressive AE | Grand Rapids, MI
Project Supervisor
Steve Vork
Awards

Overview

The new 10,044-sf Georgetown Connections Senior Center blends a progressive style with a vast amount of space for members and guests to explore, gather, and connect. The one-story building includes offices, a computer lab, conference space, exercise room with water views, a collaborative recreation room that serves many purposes, a full kitchen, an exterior covered canopy area, and sufficient storage.

The façade is comprised of cement board siding, large glazed window units, a canopy along the waterside, and a combination of standing seam metal roofing and architectural shingles.

A Douglas Fir pergola highlights the main entrance and creates a welcoming feel for visitors and members. The combination of colors and materials on the façade create visual stimulation that blends in with the surrounding landscape. Concrete patios and seat walls frame the waterside of the building and provide an oasis to absorb the beautiful scenery. A concrete walkway connects the building to the one-mile path surrounding Georgetown Park Lake.

West Shore Design | New Office & Manufacturing Facility

Details

Budget
Start Date
September 2017
Completion Date
May 2018
Architect
Maxam Architecture | Grand Rapids, MI
Project Supervisor
Steve Vork
Awards

Overview

West Shore Design is a 25,000-square-foot industrial building that combines office staff, design and engineering staff, and warehouse space all under one roof.

From the beginning, the owner’s main goal was to build for today and plan for tomorrow. Even though the building design is more than sufficient to house the company’s needs of today, they wanted to ensure they had space to grow. There were a few challenges we faced right from the start.

The proposed building was partly in the 100-year flood plain which was a major issue because part of the growth plan was inside this foot print. The solution was to dig a wet pond in the back of the property instead of a dry pond. This allowed us to take sand from this area and raise the building, as well as the planned addition out of the flood plan. This solution had relatively little impact on the project cost and gave the owner’s great peace of mind for the future.

In order to meet their goal of planning for tomorrow was their need in having Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) flooring. ESD flooring presents a challenge in being installed properly to ensure its functionality, and in availability going forward. We worked through the challenges and were able to install this flooring for today and for tomorrow.

Lakewood was able to self-performed carpentry and also installed the unique flooring, the project has been a complete success. All parties are left with a feeling that West Shore Design is set up not only for today but for the future, as well.

West Coast Chamber of Commerce

Details

Budget
$2.02 Million
Start Date
Spring 2012
Completion Date
Spring 2013
Architect
Lucid Architecture | Zeeland, MI
Project Supervisor
Clark Causley
Awards
ABC|WMI Chapter 2014 Excellence in Construction

Overview

This new 12,360-square-foot commercial building blends existing historical ordinances with a high-tech, super modern appearance.

The exterior is clad in two types of masonry and double-hung windows, as well as an architectural panel system above the entry and along the roofline. A vertical, steel-ribbed panel highlights the main entrance to the building. Masonry and steel details emulate and tie the building into the surrounding community.

The interior features floating ceiling panels, glass walls, and wood trims throughout. Wood panels on the walls and ceiling contrast nicely against the dark-stained cabinets in the lobby/kitchen area. The open space has an abundance of natural light via the window curtain wall system.

There was a huge emphasis on self-perform work and our highly-skilled carpentry team was responsible for the installation of the wood panels, cabinetry, furniture, and other ancillary items within the building.