HMFH Architects

Voc-tech isn't What
it Used to Be

“Rather than divide the building into two separate wings for academic and CTE students, the design blends classroom, laboratory sciences and career tech learning spaces together into a layout that brings students from both programs together as a single learning community. Inside the front entrance are several public and community spaces with functions that celebrate the community mission of the combined schools and welcome the public as participants.

The entrance leads visitors into the front-side public spaces and to a “Town Square” where visitors can dine at the student-run restaurant, receive cosmetology services, get a haircut, have their blood pressure checked, attend a health and wellness class, see a play or watch a basketball game. Glass walls and windows frame a bright, inviting forum space for displaying artwork, hosting community gatherings and producing cultural events.”

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