The Peterson Library/Tech Center is the first building to be completed in a several-year campaign that will transform a 60-year-old former motel and military academy into a new K-12 campus.
Located on the upper floor is the library and technology lab. Skylights and operable windows in the library have been designed so artificial lighting is minimal and air CAPACITY1,200COST PER SQ FT$146.00FEATURED IN2001 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized is not required. The Technology Center, on the lower floor, has four computer labs and a journalism lab, each equipped with Pentium III 1000 MHz computers and a rear-projection, interactive smart wall for teaching. The multimedia, distance-learning center contains camera equipment, TV monitors, smart walls and Dolby surround-sound system.
The video technology center is on par with anything in the professional video-editing world and consists of three components: a broadcast studio, a video-control room and a digital video-design lab. The entire school is being upgraded to a gigabit Ethernet backbone, and every classroom will be cabled to the TV network.