Fairfield Career Center, Addition

Carroll, Ohio

  • FIRM

    TRIAD Architects

  • CLIENT

    Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical School District

  • AREA

    89,500 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $2,400,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    4/2002

Fairfield Career Center’s innovative design transformed the building’s image and serves as a new marketing tool for the district. Also, the addition addresses an increasing student population and new educational programs.

The new facade transformed a dated building into a signature masterpiece. The tower element serves as the dominant feature of the building, and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY225COST PER SQ FT$117.07FEATURED IN2002 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized visitors and students to the entrance. Once inside, the entryway opens to an arched ceiling with clerestory windows. Structural-steel beams and pendant lighting further enhance the space.

The addition houses new science labs, a computer support technology lab, an HVAC lab and new adult-education spaces. All of these spaces were designed to support evolving educational technology, while keeping an eye toward the future and wireless technology. A high-tech image was developed through a dynamic combination of tile, block and windows.

The career center’s sleek design gives the building a new identity that is launching the district into the future of career and technical education.