Plainwell High School

Plainwell, Michigan

  • FIRM

    Kingscott Associates


    Plainwell Community Schools

  • AREA

    180,559 sq.ft.





This project improved the learning environment for students in a 1960s high school that had countless deficiencies. The school now has wireless technology; modern science rooms; and a new front entrance for increased security and better traffic flow.

Additions include six science rooms that feature separate lecture and lab space; new ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY850COST PER SQ FT$65.00FEATURED IN2002 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation rooms; wrestling/multipurpose room and weight area; as well as additions to music, administration and a new event entrance.

Major remodeling projects involved the gym, auditorium, corridors and counseling. Striking changes include the transformation of a metals and wood shop into technology/CADD lab.

To keep the building operating during construction, the work was phased over two years using rotating construction zones. Other construction demands included adding technology infrastructure, and replacing electrical and mechanical systems while school was in session.

Additional upgrades include window replacements, lighting, paint, flooring, code requirements and exterior treatments that incorporate school colors to signify public entrances.