Lakewood High School

Lakewood, Ohio

Providing an open and inspiring teaching and learning environment, while encouraging interaction with the community, was the design objective for Lakewood High School. These goals were achieved by replacing a 1917 building with new performing arts, physical education, media, and student dining facilities, and adding a three-story academic wing. Other renovations included a ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMAECOM (Architect of Record)COST PER SQ FT$235.00FEATURED IN2018 Educational Interiors ShowcaseINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas main office, guidance center, and community clinic.
Situating student dining at the front of the building facilitates its use for public events, introduces light into the media center, and provides lobby services space for the adjacent gym and Civic Auditorium. The gymnasium, raised track, and adjacent fitness area promote a healthful, active lifestyle for students, staff and the community. Incorporating school colors in varying hues throughout the building promotes school pride and facilitates wayfinding.
Integrating the latest technology into classrooms, a student maker space, and a black box theater prepares students for careers of the future. Reinstalling a 1953 Viktor Schreckengost bas relief sculpture of the Great Lakes in the student dining area ties the past to the present.