Frederik Meijer Gardens
- Grand Rapids, MI
- our role
- Construction Manager
Completed in 2018, the new 20,000 sf, LEED-certified, Covenant Learning Center aims to use nature and art to inspire students.
The expansion project features:
- A point-of-entry welcome lobby equipped with stroller parking, a drop-off/pick-up space, and classrooms/offices;
- Two 1,600 sf classrooms and four 1,075 sf classrooms with full-height partitions and glass walls to enhance outdoor experience;
- Outside access doors in five out of the six classrooms;
- An outdoor learning area with seating, teaching areas, and partial shade/cover;
- Administrative offices and storage areas
Above the learning center, boasts a 15,000 sf, urban-designed, rooftop sculpture garden that features four-season horticulture and world-class art. Completed in 2019, this project offers breathtaking views for daily visitors and flexible-use space for events. Project scope included bench seating, sculpture pads, raised concrete planters, and pavers.
These projects were completed as part of the $115 million capital expansion, Welcoming the World: Honoring a Legacy of Love. All projects are managed by O‑A‑K and are being completed over the course of five years.
- Overlooking the Padnos Rooftop Gardens and the exterior learning space
- Padnos Rooftop Sculpture Garden
- Drone view of the Padnos Rooftop Garden and the below exterior learning space
- Outdoor learning space
- Outdoor learning space, part of the Covenant Learning Center
- Lobby of the Covenant Learning Center
- Classroom in the Covenant Learning Center, with exterior access
- Flexible classroom set up