Saugatuck Public Schools, Douglas Elementary

Douglas, Michigan


Saugatuck Public Schools


66,750 sq.ft.

Total Cost


Completion Date


Design team
Alex Stuckey (Project Architect); Luke Kamp (Project Manager)

The updated elementary school design brings new opportunities to students through modern education spaces, flexible furniture, outdoor-based learning, and collaboration-focused commons areas. This project also rethinks the main entrance to enhance hospitality and security, creating a positive and welcoming first impression that is “Uniquely Saugatuck.” Two learning commons at the heart of the facility were a focal point of the renovation. With a goal of increasing attraction to the core spaces of the elementary school, the learning commons create a welcoming environment that draws students in to engage with the extended learning areas and new technology. Throughout the facility, expanded classrooms spaces, new lockers, and refreshed aesthetics will carry on the welcoming feeling to early learners. Renovated science, music, and art spaces also give students up-to-date materials that enhance their curriculum. A large, outdoor classroom and playground were added to the school grounds and create an educational space focused on nature. The new outdoor area creates a place for students to learn hands-on and engage with their natural surroundings.

Additional Information

Associated Firm

GDK Construction



Cost per Sq Ft


Featured in

2023 Architectural Portfolio



Product suppliers specified

Carpet by Interface
Flooring by nora systems, Inc.
Brick/Masonry by Belden Brick
Cabinets by Stevens Industries
Ceilings by Armstrong World Industries
Ceramic Tile by Atlas Concorde
Ceramic Tile by Anatolia Tile Inc.
Door Hardware by Allegion
Doors by VT Industries
Doors by Steelcraft
Insulation by Kingspan
Insulation by Demilec USA
Movable Partitions/Walls by Hufcor
Paint/Wallcoverings by Sherwin-Williams
Plumbing by Sloan Valve
Plumbing by Elkay
Plumbing by Zurn
Plumbing by Just Mfg
Roofing by Firestone Building Products
Windows by YKK
Lighting & Accessories by Axis Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by Metalux
Lighting & Accessories by Portfolio
Emergency Lighting by Cooper Lighting
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Johnson Controls
Locks by Schlage
Card Systems by HID
Cafeteria Furniture by Haworth
Classroom Furniture by Haworth
Classroom Furniture by Sico America
Library/Media Center Furniture by Media Technologies
Library/Media Center Furniture by Haworth
Lounge Furniture by Global Casework
Lounge Furniture by OFS
Lounge Furniture by Haworth
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by NoraNivel
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by Smith Systems
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by V/S America
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by Media Technologies
Office Furniture by Haworth
Drinking Fountains by Elkay
Washroom Accessories by American Specialties
Washroom Fixtures by Zurn
Washroom/Shower Partitions by Hadrian
Playground Equipment by Landscape Forms
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