Lakota High School

West Chester, Ohio

  • FIRM

    SHP Leading Design

  • CLIENT

    Lakota Local School District

  • AREA

    252,711 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $18,487,500.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    9/1997

The design of the Lakota High School media center integrates traditional library features with new technology, providing an environment to enrich student learning through all types of media.

The main level of the media center combines intimate reading and study areas with a two-story traditional reading room. Technology access is available throughout the space in a ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$73.16FEATURED IN1998 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYLibraries/Media Centers of configurations including data and power connections at all study tables for laptop use and future flexibility. There is space for listening to music and several visual display areas.

The orientation of the circulation desk, strategic position of the director’s office, low-height wall in the workroom and arrangement of the stacks permit easy supervision and enhance student support. Students can access the upper-level multimedia lab without disrupting media center activity.

Classic colors and durable finishes enhance the interior. Beige wall color provides a neutral backdrop for planned wall displays and cherry furniture adds to the traditional feel of the room. A variety of lighting types and levels were used to accent individual areas.

Photographer: ©Seth Boyd and ©Bill Swartz