Lakeland Elementary School – Coldwater, Michigan

Tower Pinkster
Jason Keen

The new two-story building provides a home for the 4th and 5th grades in close proximity of the Middle School and High School, creating a campus-like feel reinforced by the brand colors used for the buildings’ interiors and exteriors. Flexibility is at the heart of the design concept, exemplified by classroom wings that can be separated from the public spaces.

Elements such as murals and signage are strategically placed to help reinforce school branding, including arrays of Seem 1 Acoustic baffles found in the lobby and other areas. A cluster of Nera pendants and several variations of Seem 4 are also used throughout the building including dramatic, nested rectangular patterns with pop-up and pop-down lenses.