Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development, Scarlet Oaks Campus Expansion

Sharonville, Ohio

  • FIRM

    Michael Schuster Associates


    Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development

  • AREA

    76,800 sq.ft.





The Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development is the largest career and technical-education district in the United States. The architect conducted a thorough facility master plan and, subsequently, provided full architectural services for a major building addition plus interior renovations to the existing Scarlet Building on the Scarlet ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$273.44FEATURED IN2006 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYWork in Progress Campus.

New construction consists of an entry plaza and canopy element, main entrance lobby, media center, and administration and public-services areas. Interior renovations include re-working classrooms and labs, re-working the culinary-arts kitchen and related areas, and updating building systems and facilities to meet code requirements. The project also includes analysis and implementation of traffic flow plans.

Major renovations to an existing exterior courtyard will integrate exterior landscape gardens with interior learning spaces, providing natural light and views throughout.

Environmental graphics were developed to enhance traffic flow and include building identifiers, directional signage and informational signage.