Texas State Technical College, Industrial Technology Center Renovation

Waco, Texas

Texas State Technical College is challenged with revitalizing the 140,000-square-foot Industrial Technology Center to accomplish three goals: first, to create an image of an educational technology building and not of a warehouse; second, to clearly define internal circulation between departments and create a central gathering space; third, to address changing program ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$93.00FEATURED IN2005 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYVocational/Industrial arts and replace aging building infrastructure. A new central mechanical plant and electrical system will replace and consolidate many separate building systems.

The master plan sets a course for three phases. The first phase will start by renovating the facades and creating two main building entries that align with the campus mall axis. A central community space will connect the two entries and organize internal circulation for future phases. Large windows in the community space will showcase technology labs. The second phase will renovate machine and welding shops, and add second-floor space. Computer labs and general-purpose classrooms will be renovated and expanded during phase three for drafting and design technology, computer maintenance, English and math programs.