Harbor Lights Middle School

Holland, Michigan

  • FIRM

    Design Plus


    West Ottawa Public Schools

  • AREA

    247,000 sq.ft.





Harbor Lights Middle School is a state-of-the-art educational facility. Its 760-square-foot computer center, a 5,725-square-foot media center, full-size competitive swimming pool and other amenities put it in a category above the average middle school. With its science and computer labs and core areas, this school could become another high school should district ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$135.40FEATURED IN2000 Architectural Portfolio change.

To address student and faculty safety, the architect connected the main student entrance with the main visitor entrance and located the office between the two. This, in conjunction with a computerized card-access system for faculty, allows exceptional security and observation at all times.

A double Main Street concept helps ensure space efficiency and traffic flow. This efficient layout minimized the distance between classes. This design allowed the district to add 22,000 square feet of space to the project without increasing the budget.

Photographer: ©Carr Cialdella Photography