Since 2018, Hudsonville Public Schools has added around 125 students per year in the district and needed educational facilities to accommodate their current and future growth. As part of the district’s long-term master plan, the community approved a 2019 bond proposal to build new school facilities, including a new school for fifth and sixth graders, as well as renovate and add onto existing buildings, to address the district’s population needs. The high school has undergone a complete transformation to create additional classrooms, expand athletics and arts facilities, and connect campus buildings with multifunctional spaces.

A new campus connector and secure entrance joins the dispersed high school buildings into one connected facility with a single point of entry. A centralized administration suite and counseling offices are housed adjacent to the connector and across from the new academic commons area. An enclosed bridge connects the campuses together over a river and adds eight new classrooms in the connection area. The school’s current office has been transformed into a new home for the robotics program, and an expanded café with streamlined serving, a new kitchen, and additional open space seating for up to 1,000 students creates flexible options for students. A choir addition brings 5,400 square feet of rehearsal space to the fine arts wing and includes sound-proof practice rooms, a large multipurpose ensemble room, storage space for the choir and theater, and a new hallway connecting the fine arts building to the main commons. Dedicated bus and vehicle drop off loops also improve traffic flow for the entire site and expanded parking areas now feature electric vehicle charging stations for students, staff, and visitors.

With a total of 104,000 square feet, the new Hudsonville Fieldhouse serves as the new athletics and training hub for the high school. Located south of the existing high school building, the fieldhouse includes locker rooms, a 1/9 mile running track, two-levels of fitness and strength areas, a multipurpose tennis court, and three full size basketball courts for athletics events with spectator seating for 3,700 people. The unique top-loading design of the fieldhouse delivers a 360-view of the court floor and connects spaces on the upper level, making the facility ideal for hosting competitions, expositions, and community events. High-performance lighting in the fieldhouse provides an elevated spectator experience complemented by ample daylighting, a center-hung video board, and interactive district branding throughout.

It was important to the district to build spaces that reflected student talent, celebrated their successes, and reinforced the brand and culture of Hudsonville. The upgraded facility is one of the largest high school complexes in the state, with almost 580,000 square feet under one roof. Students and staff can now enjoy intentionally design spaces that are connected, flexible, intuitive, and inviting.

Hudsonville High School Addition & Renovation

Location Hudsonville, MI
Size 157,000 sq. ft. Addition; 30,000 sq. ft. Renovation
Status December 2023
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