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 recently completed the rebuilding of Grant, Lincoln and Roosevelt Elementary Schools, in addition to the already rebuilt Hayes and Harrison Elementary Schools and the completely renovated Emerson and Horace Mann Elementary Schools. The west wing of the high school has also been completely renovated. The third and final phase of the plan will be complete when the  new academic wing to the southwest of Lakewood High School and the east end of the school with a new performing arts and athletic wing are complete in August 2017. 






as of 8/26/2016

Photo Gallery of Lincoln Dedication Celebration
Photo Gallery of Lincoln demolition.
Photo Gallery of Lincoln construction.

Lincoln groundbreaking held March 13, 2015. Lincoln groundbreaking Photo Gallery.


as of 8/28/2016

Photo Gallery of Roosevelt Dedication Celebration
Photo Gallery of the Roosevelt demo.
Photo Gallery of Roosevelt construction.

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


as of 8/26/2016

Photo Gallery of Grant Dedication Celebration
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 be complete in January 2017. The cafeteria is slated to open in April 201, the performing arts wing in August 2017 and the gymnasium in Nov. 2017.

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 2016, Grant, Lincoln and Roosevelt have been completed and are now open. At Lakewood High, the academic wing is on target to open in January 2017 and the athletic and performing arts wing on the east end in August. 2017.

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.



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