Project: Hudsonville Freshmen Campus
Design Firm: GMBae
Lighting Designer: Matthew Kalajainen
Description: The building is comprised of three major elements - an academic wing, a fine arts wing, and an athletic wing - all connected by a multi-story commons that expands and contracts to provide connectivity to each major program component. At the center of this circulation is a cafeteria, which doubles as pre-function space for the auditorium and natatorium. Within the academic wings, lockers have been removed from the corridors in order to accommodate small group instruction. Classrooms are equipped with interior windows to promote visual connectivity.
The lighting design for this was complex yet subtle. The desire was that the lighting in the space make a statement without becoming the focal point for the space. This was accomplished using the Visa CP 5201 and CP 5404 pendants. The auditorium was brought to life using the Gotham Incito LED cylinders.