• Aug
    01

    Hackett Catholic Central High School Projects

    Hackett Catholic Central High School wanted to provide additional space for classes that were being held in other buildings or in makeshift classrooms. They also wanted to improve their technology instruction by adding a computer lab with 30 stations to specifically provide the most modern technology, yet allow flexibility for future technological changes. In addition to the teaching space, they wanted new toilet facilities closer...

    Tags: Education
  • Jan
    01

    Grand Rapids Christian Schools - Elementary Projects

    Diekema Hamann, working in conjunction with AMDG Architects of Grand Rapids, has been retained to assist the GRCS in design of a new facility to house a consolidated elementary school replacing the system's four current elementary buildings. Diekema Hamann will be involved in visioning sessions to determine the school's teaching structure and will lead the development of the education specification. Diekema Hamann will also work with AMDG on...

    Tags: Education, Engineering, Interior Design
  • Sep
    01

    Escanaba Middle School Projects

    Faced with an aging junior high facility, growing student population and strong community sentiment for saving this historic building, Escanaba Area Public Schools hired Diekema Hamann to conduct a facilities audit and feasibility study for the district's junior high facility. The result of the study was an 85-page report detailing existing conditions, renovation options, square footage, cost for two options (renovation/addition and new facility), and...

    Tags: Education
  • Jan
    01

    Spring Valley Elementary School Projects

    The Spring Valley Elementary School project involved an addition to and renovation of an existing elementary school built in the 1960s. The goal was to create a flexible facility that can adapt to varying curriculum requirements for the next 25 years, and beyond. The new additions include added classrooms, a new 5,000 square foot gymnasium, a new multi-purpose room, a music room, and expanded offices. The...

    Tags: Education
  • Jan
    01

    MSU Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies Projects

    This project involved the adaptive reuse of an existing dormitory building and the construction of a new five-level addition, creating a new 150,000 square foot medical center. Sparked by a need to centralize MSU operations in Kalamazoo, this project brought together a number of clinics and departments operating throughout the city. The resulting design provides for convenient movement of patients, staff, faculty and students throughout...

    Tags: Education, Healthcare
  • Jan
    01

    Springport High School Projects

    Before designing the alterations, Diekema Hamann was hired by the district to complete a facilities needs study for the high school. More than 100 community members volunteered their time to collaborate with the firm on a comprehensive review of the existing facility and an analysis of current and future needs. Their involvement throughout the process helped foster community buy-in, and many task force members stayed...

    Tags: Education
  • Jan
    01

    Springport Elementary School Projects

    Diekema Hamann was retained to transform this maturing building into an up-to-date educational facility which meets the needs of a student body of 750. This was accomplished through the extensive renovation of two portions of the existing building and light renovation of a third classroom wing, as well as construction of a 17,000 square foot addition. New mechanical, electrical, fire alarm, and sound systems were...

    Tags: Education