Reeths-Puffer High School

Muskegon, Michigan

Landscape Architecture category

Creating a pleasant, unifying site for this new high school required consideration of all the facilities on the campus. The three main areas are an art plaza, courtyard and the entryway to the football stadium and track.

The centerpiece of this project is an 8,500-square-foot football stadium, which sports an entryway that uses ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONFEATURED IN2000 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYLandscape brick pavers in a design resembling a rocket—the school’s mascot. The rocket’s “flame” is composed of red and orange brick pavers to represent an exhaust tail. The wave pattern leads pedestrians into the stadium where they follow the rocket to the stadium seats.

A 4,890-square-foot courtyard area was designed with a wave pattern. The courtyard provides an outdoor study and reading area by day, and a gathering area for auditorium programs in the evenings.

The 806-square-foot art plaza mimics the design to the school’s entry canopy. Unit brick pavers form a spinning rainbow design, while plant materials, benches and bollards complement the setting with vertical planes.

Note: Area = 62 acres

Photographer: ©Robert Eovaldi