Martin Luther King Senior High School – Detroit, MI

The first of seven initial projects in the Detroit Public Schools $500 million bond program, was funded in part with federal stimulus dollars. The project consists of the preservation and renovation of an auditorium wing and a building addition to replace the original 1968 high school. There is one high school with 56 classrooms, auditorium seating for 1,191 and gymnasium seating for 1,181 with barrier free access.

The new building is divided into four smaller learning communities. The new 245,400 SF school includes a cyber café, media center overlooking the MLK Center, a gymnasium with spectator seating for 1,200, an 8-lane competition pool and a community health center.

Foundation is Cast-in-place, pier and grade beam, reinforced concrete, slab on grade.

The project received LEED Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council, and features a ground source geothermal heat pump heating and cooling system that serves all four main academic areas of the school.