Cranbrook Kingswood Middle School for Girls
Cranbrook Schools is one of the leading college-preparatory boarding and day schools in the country. A National Historic Landmark, Cranbrook’s campus is known for its original architecture, by Eliel Saarinen, and for its more contemporary buildings. The new Lake|Flato designed Kingswood Middle School for Girls acts as a transition space between a wooded grove and an open meadow. The school is organized around three classroom commons, one for each of the three grade clusters, which also serve as portals to the landscape beyond. Art, science, and languages are thoughtfully integrated in creative, dedicated spaces. In collaboration with Ghafari & Associates.
Photography: Frank Ooms