School Construction

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In 2003, the District adopted a Long Range Master Facilities Plan that envisioned a 10-year program that would result in the rebuilding or renovation of all our schools. Although it's taken a little longer than 10 years, the District is now poised to finish the final phase of construction with the recent passage of our third bond issue for the complete project.

We have already rebuilt or renovated four elementary schools, two middle schools and half of the high school. The third and final phase of the plan will rebuild the unfinished portion of Lakewood High (the east end) and add an academic wing to the southwest end and rebuild Grant, Lincoln and Roosevelt elementaries.



Clockwise: renderings of Grant, Roosevelt and Lincoln


Below : rendering of front of Lakewood High School




as of 3/15/2016

Lincoln groundbreaking held March 13, 2015.
Photo Gallery of Lincoln demolition.
Photo Gallery of Lincoln construction.

Lincoln groundbreaking storyLincoln groundbreaking Photo Gallery.


as of 4/20/2016

Photo Gallery of the Roosevelt demo.

Photo Gallery of Roosevelt construction.

Groundbreaking Ceremony held April 23, 2015. Roosevelt groundbreaking Photo Gallery


as of 2/28/2016

Photo Gallery of Grant demolition.
Photo Gallery of Grant construction.

Groundbreaking Ceremony held April 21, 2015. Grant groundbreaking Photo Gallery

Lakewood High demoliton was completed in late August. Construction on the new academic wings will begin in late October and the arts/athletic wing in November.

Lakewood High groundbreaking ceremony took place on Aug. 27, 2015 (Photo Gallery)

 Photo Gallery of LHS demo


What is the current status for the final phase of construction?

Our community on Nov. 5, 2013, passed a 3.75 mill bond issue and permanent improvement levy that will now allow the district to receive $50 million in matching funds from the State of Ohio for the $100 million project. As of September 2015, Grant, Lincoln and Roosevelt have been razed and the new buildings are on the rise. At Lakewood High, demolition has been completed and groundwork is being done in preparationg for the new wings to begin being built.

Who are the construction team members?
GPD Group of Akron is the architect for the elementary buildings. The team is led by Rodwell King. URS Corp. and Robert P. Madison International are the architects for the high school. Turner/Regency/AKA is the Construction Manager At-Risk and Ozanne Construction serves as the Owner's Agent of the project.

When will construction be completed?

Completion for the three elementary schools is expected for Fall 2016 and completion of the high school in Fall 2017. The timeline is subject to change depending on many variables.

When are the dedication ceremonies?

August 16, 2016: Grant Elementary, 6 pm
August 17, 2016: Lincoln Elementary, 6 pm
August 18, 2016: Roosevelt Elementary, 6 pm



Roosevelt Design Meeting, 10/30/14



Grant Design Meeting, 10/28/14

Abatement & Demolition Info Meeting, 10/23/14











If you have any questions, concerns or would like to make a suggestion to our design and construction team you can contact the following:

Jim Reitenbach
Executive Director of Construction & Operations
Lakewood City Schools

Elementary schools

Rodwell King, Lead Architect
GPD Group

High School

Dana Mitchell, Project Principal
Bradford Gellert, Project Manager/Design Architect
Jason Colon, Project Architect

URS Corp.

Robert Klann, Project Interiors
Sarah Klann, Project Interiors

Robert P. Madison International

Or you may leave a message on our construction hotline: