Ludington Elementary School

Ludington, Michigan


Ludington Elementary School


154,820 sq.ft.

Total Cost


Completion Date


Ludington Area School District was looking to consolidate its three elementary schools into one centralized facility and replace aging buildings that would have required significant renovations. This new facility creates a hub for the community, fostering inclusion and encouraging relationship-building that promotes a sense of community pride. The school was designed to serve not only as a flexible and transitionally appropriate learning space for each age group, but also as a community amenity. Recognizing that learning doesn’t happen only in the classroom, Ludington Elementary was designed with outdoor learning areas, dedicated extended learning areas, and hallways that function as an accommodated learning space. The innovative design broke down the classroom wings into smaller, grade-level-centered neighborhoods. Shared amenities and special programs are organized along a central spine that connects all neighborhoods together. Technically, there are no corridors in the entire building, yet compartments are thoughtfully broken down; egressing and exiting occurs in a natural flow. The design is adaptable to support growth for the present and the future.

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Associated Firm

The Christman Company (Construction Manager)



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Carpet by Shaw
Physical-Education Flooring by Action Floor Systems
Brick/Masonry by Belden Brick
Ceilings by Rockfon
Ceilings by Armstrong World Industries
Door Hardware by Glynn-Johnson
Door Hardware by Ives
Acoustics/Sound Systems by LCN Closers
Door Hardware by Schlage
Door Hardware by Corbin Russwin
Doors by Algoma Hardwoods
Doors by Steelcraft
Doors by Tubelite
Insulation by Icynene
Insulation by Firestone Building Products
Movable Partitions/Walls by Moderco
Paint/Wallcoverings by Sherwin-Williams
Plumbing by Elkay
Plumbing by Zurn
Plumbing by JR Smith
Plumbing by Delta Faucet
Plumbing by Peerless Products
Roofing by Firestone Building Products
Plumbing by Viega
Windows by Tubelite
Lighting & Accessories by Lithonia Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by Gotham Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by Spectrum Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by Finelite
Lighting & Accessories by Lumetta
Lighting & Accessories by Bega
Emergency Lighting by Acuity Brands Controls
Emergency Lighting by Lithonia Lighting
Emergency Lighting by Gotham Lighting
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Notifier
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Honeywell
Security Systems by Axis Lighting
Security Systems by Bosch Security Systems
Security Systems by Mercury Lighting
Security Systems by STI (Safety Technology International)
Card Systems by HID
Cafeteria Furniture by National Public Seating
Classroom Furniture by Steelcase
Classroom Furniture by Alumni Classroom Furniture
Classroom Furniture by Smith Systems
Classroom Furniture by Great Openings
Classroom Furniture by Jonti-Craft
Classroom Furniture by V/S America
Classroom Furniture by Media Technologies
Library/Media Center Furniture by Alumni Classroom Furniture
Library/Media Center Furniture by Smith Systems
Library/Media Center Furniture by Media Technologies
Library/Media Center Furniture by V/S America
Library/Media Center Furniture by NoraNivel
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by Steelcase
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by Alumni Classroom Furniture
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by Smith Systems
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by Great Openings
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by Jonti-Craft
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by Media Technologies
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by V/S America
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by NoraNivel
Office Furniture by Haworth
Science Furniture by Steelcase
Science Furniture by Alumni Classroom Furniture
Science Furniture by Smith Systems
Drinking Fountains by Elkay
Hand-Drying Equipment by Excel Dryer
Washroom Accessories by American Specialties
Washroom Accessories by Koala Kare
Washroom Fixtures by Peerless Products
Washroom Fixtures by Chicago Faucets
Washroom Fixtures by Sloan Valve
Washroom Fixtures by Bradley Corporation
Washroom/Shower Partitions by American Specialties
Washroom/Shower Partitions by Global Partitions
Athletic Equipment by Draper
Athletic Equipment by Schelde North America
Bleachers/Grandstands by Interkal
Playground Equipment by Bison
Scoreboards/Clocks by Fair-Play Scoreboards
Communications Systems by Epson
Communications Systems by Crestron
Communications Systems by Middle Atlantic Products
Communications Systems by Shure
Communications Systems by West Penn
Communications Systems by Panduit
Communications Systems by Tripp Lite
Communications Systems by General Cable
Communications Systems by Leviton
Communications Systems by Carlon
Clocks/Time Management by Atlas
Clocks/Time Management by Legrand
HVAC Units by Trane
HVAC Control Devices by Honeywell
HVAC Control Devices by Belimo
ADA/Compliance Equipment by American Specialties
Benches/Site Furnishings by Wabash Valley
Benches/Site Furnishings by Victor Stanley
Benches/Site Furnishings by Landscape Forms
Waste Receptacles by Landscape Forms
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