Meridian New Tech soft seating area

Meridian New Tech

Partnering with the Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids Public Schools sought to create a unique educational environment.

The new museum school would be placed within the Public Museum itself on the fourth floor, allowing students to access exhibits and artifacts for a hands-on learning approach. Working as a team, Kingscott designed a project-based learning environment meeting GRPS educational and safety standards within the existing museum building while minimizing disruption to the museum’s daily activity.


Budget: $2,800,000

Completion: 20xx

Size: 000


  • (6) Classrooms to house 6th-8th Grade
  • Large multi-purpose space to support project-based learning:
    • Serves as Art and Science classroom
    • Cafeteria/Assembly
    • Large group, small group, and peer-to-peer instruction
    • Operable walls for configurable/flexible space
  • Teacher planning, storage, workroom, lounge space
  • Office, conference, and nurse room
  • Small satellite kitchen and servery
  • Lobby and check in reception desk
  • Group restrooms
  • Abundant natural daylighting
  • YEAR : 2012
  • LOCATION : Sanford, MI
  • TYPE : Remodel
  • PORTFOLIO : Education