St. Georges Technical High School, situated on a 113-acre parcel in southern New Castle County, Del., is positioned to become a leader in technical-vocational education. The one- and two-story building was designed using a cluster or academy concept. The clusters include information technology, life science, health science, construction and mechanical trades, and CAPACITY1,000COST PER SQ FT$212.00FEATURED IN2007 Architectural Portfolio services.
The facility also features a 1,200-seat gymnasium, 600-seat lecture hall, media center, computer laboratories and an outdoor courtyard.
Generating a sense of visual interest and excitement, the main entry is marked by a high tower juxtaposed against the sweeping glass and masonry-pier wall of the media center. The school’s interior also features a 16-foot-wide, two-story concourse with an exposed steel structure, attractive masonry detailing and patterned terrazzo floors. The construction wing features six shop areas surrounding a common 28-foot-high bay where trades can work on common projects simulating real jobsite conditions.
Future outdoor athletic facilities will include an eight-lane track, multipurpose football field with stadium seating, and additional baseball, softball, field hockey, lacrosse and soccer fields.