Lakeside Middle School
Education — Cumming, GA

Lakeside Middle School

This new 142,170-square foot slab on-grade, steel frame middle school contains administrative areas, a kitchen/cafeteria, media center, and a two-story rear classroom wing containing a central atrium space, gymnasium and music room. Each classroom has access to natural daylight and its own water source heat pump, allowing teachers to regulate the temperature of each individual classroom.

McCarthy simultaneously constructed this school and the new Haw Creek Elementary School in the same district. Both two‐story buildings are located on a shared 96‐acre campus. The two buildings were designed in tandem to provide visual continuity on the campus. Design features include red brick exteriors with dark bronze roofing and gutters, as well as coverings overexterior doors and bus loading areas.

1 Week
Ahead of Schedule
Square Feet


  • James W. Buckley & Associates Inc.

The simultaneous construction of two schools with the same contractor was a first for our county, and we could not have been more impressed with McCarthy. The entire team's honest and professional nature resulted in two beautiful facilities that will further enhance the success of our students.

Robert Sewell, Chief Facilities Officer
Forsyth County Schools


Bobby Campbell

Bobby Campbell

2727 Paces Ferry Rd SE
Building 2, Suite 1600
Atlanta, GA 30339