Warren County Area Technology Center

Warren County Board of Education, Bowling Green, Kentucky

The design of the technology center reflects a corporate headquarter image, furthering the “real world connection”

The design of the technology center reflects a corporate headquarter image, furthering the “real world connection.”



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One of the First College & Career Readiness Centers

The Area Technology Center is a one-of-a-kind facility offering a pathway to higher education opportunities with KCTCS and WKU, as well as career training for local industry. During the programming sessions, Sherman Carter Barnhart met with each program director in Frankfort to design the facility to reflect the certifications that would be offered to each student.

Open to all Warren County high school students, the design solution focuses on a central, circular lobby with two “spokes” radiating into the laboratory areas of instruction. The first spoke houses; the computer oriented service centers and the health careers’ hospital simulation lab. The second spoke consists of the “high bay” labs; Construction technology; Industrial business; and Local industry “flex” labs.

Each of these labs have adjacent classrooms with panoramic glass for teacher supervision, as well as limited access to the labs. Outdoor enclosed courtyards, adjacent to the high bay labs, allow students to experience “real world” working conditions for all trades, and provides excellent space for storage of materials for welding, auto repair, construction lumber, etc.

The design of the technology center reflects a corporate headquarter image, furthering the “real world connection”. The circular lobby with clerestory windows, passive solar sunshades, and energy saving sandwich panel metal roof provide extensive daylighting and energy savings.

 

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We'd like to welcome and introduce Sherman Carter Barnhart's newest employee, Aoibheall NiRhiannon. Aoibheall joins our education studio as an architectural technician working closely with Kevin G. Cheek's group. Her experience includes computer aided drafting as well as serving as an adjunct professor for Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Welcome, Aoibheall, we're glad you’re here! ... See MoreSee Less

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Wed like to welcome and introduce Sherman Carter Barnharts newest employee, Aoibheall NiRhiannon. Aoibheall joins our education studio as an architectural technician working closely with Kevin G. Cheeks group. Her experience includes computer aided drafting as well as serving as an adjunct professor for Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Welcome, Aoibheall, were glad you’re here!

As "move in" starts this week, it's bittersweet for us. We're proud to see all the students enjoying the new residence halls, but it's also the first year since 2012 that we aren't celebrating the opening of new residence hall with University of Kentucky, and EdR.

It was an amazing 5 years with the design of 14 new residence halls, 6,850 beds, 203 living/learning spaces, 18 classrooms, 25 kitchens, 16 laundry rooms, and 98 lobby/lounges!
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3 days ago

As move in starts this week, its bittersweet for us. Were proud to see all the students enjoying the new residence halls, but its also the first year since 2012 that we arent celebrating the opening of new residence hall with University of Kentucky, and EdR.  It was an amazing 5 years with the design of 14 new residence halls, 6,850 beds, 203 living/learning spaces, 18 classrooms, 25 kitchens, 16 laundry rooms, and 98 lobby/lounges!

 

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Looks great nice work Matthew

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