The Lakewood High School campus embodies the great history of the surrounding planned community of Lakewood. Built in the post-war era, the neighborhood featured post-modernist architectural trends, with surrounding houses built in the prairie style popularized by Frank Lloyd Wright and included a similar vision for the high school.
Designed by Architect Hugh Gibbs in the late 1950s, most of the campus reflects the long thin lines of postwar modernism and is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
StudioWC looked at designing this new aquatic center through this lens. The addition is respectful of the 1950s modernist style and the 1990s unrestricted and experimental style, yet gracefully moves the campus into the future.
The full project scope includes a new 51.5 M x 25-yard Myrtha pool and pool deck with bleacher seating for 500, a new aquatic center featuring a snack bar/ticket booth and gender-neutral locker facilities, and the relocation of softball fields, tennis and hardcourts to accommodate the new complex.