Chesterfield County needed a multi-functional facility that would combine career and technical education, school administration, and a conference center within the walls of an abandoned high school building.

The design provides the County an opportunity to re-use existing space, while building new programs for students and administrators in an innovative atmosphere. 
 

Details

  • Adaptive Reuse
  • 21st Century Learning
  • Career Technical Education
  • Classroom and Administrative Offices
  • Event Center

Awards

  • Gold Design Award Virginia School Board Association
  • Silver Design Award – Renovation Virginia Educational Facilities Planners
  • Honorable Mention Virginia/West Virginia ASID & IIDA Award

Educational Community

As established during the planning phase, the primary goal of the center was to advance career and technical education opportunities in Chesterfield County by offering additional instructional space to expand and supplement current courses being taught at the Chesterfield Technical Center.  
Among the classrooms and labs on the upper floor are mechatronics, fire-fighting and EMT, information and logistics, biotechnology and nursing. The proximity of this area to both the School and the County Administration offices was designed to maximize student interaction with the administrative functions and provide student exposure to a professional office experience.