SEI expanded and modified Calvert County Public Schools’ Career and Technology Academy to accommodate its growing programs. Our design reorganized the facility to serve three distinct functions.
The "L" shaped addition was designed to enclose a naturally lit atrium simulating a true commercial work environment. Programs around the commercial atrium included cosmetology, food preparation, graphic arts, computer drafting, nursing, engineering, electronics, computer repair, data processing, radio station, career assessment, job placement, and administration.
The remainder of the existing building was high volume spaces and was renovated to serve all industrial and construction trades. Central to this design was the general construction program. Surrounding this high volume general area are all construction related trades including masonry, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and machining. Students can now chose programs to experience all trades or specialize in any one of the adjacent disciplines.
A new building was constructed to accommodate the automotive and welding program. The automotive program featured ASE certification for mechanics, small engine repair and a state-of-the-art auto body repair and paint program.
The Calvert Career and Technology Academy is a unique facility as it teaches the students life skills and trades while simultaneously serving the community who use the functions.