Ludington Area School District was looking to consolidate their three elementary schools into one new facility due to aging facilities that would have required significant renovations. As part of our planning process, we collaborated with the district through a two-day Design Workshop to develop initial concepts and establish Guiding Principles for the project.
This new facility will create a hub for the community, fostering inclusion and encouraging relationship building that promotes a sense of community pride. Student safety was a focus for this new facility therefore we designed the site and building to have layers of security measures while continuing to reinforce a welcoming community that supports the whole child. As education continues to evolve, it was important for the design to be efficient and adaptable and provide a flexible place to inspire growth and stimulate education for the present and the future.