The new Lakeside High School embraces the Ashtabula Area City Schools’ community vision for a new high school and a community center. This facility responds to the academic, arts and cultural, and athletic/fitness needs in a complex designed in the Western Reserve style of architecture, predominant in the region. This facility is the cornerstone for the rebirth of all CAPACITY1,273COST PER SQ FT$158.30FEATURED IN2007 Architectural Portfolio district’s facilities. The two-story high school’s flexible design can support traditional high school or school-within-a-school programming in four independent houses.
The community is served by a separate event entrance that opens to the commons, gymnasiums and the performing-arts center, which features a 1,000-seat theater complete with a full stage, scene shop, production lab, green room, dressing rooms, concession area and separate lobby, all serving as hands-on teaching labs for students. The performing-arts center also features a 130-seat, large-group instruction room that is available to the business community for training and seminars. The media center was designed to be operated as a branch library in the future and features a separate entrance.