Charlotte Technical Center, Welcome Center and Health Science Building

Port Charlotte, Florida

The new 87,700-square-foot, three-story building for the Charlotte Technical Center is the first phase of a multi-phase project to revitalize the Charlotte County Public Schools Technical Career Education Center. The concept was to create a unique, multipurpose building to become the flagship structure on the 1970s campus.

The building was designed to house core ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY798COST PER SQ FT$238.91FEATURED IN2007 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized for health-science education, including those for nurse technicians, medical administration, practical nursing and dental technicians. The building also houses business and technical programs.

To give the campus a focus toward centralized facilities, the campus administration was designed into the ground floor, with a new media center, a flexible auditorium seating 250 to 500 students, and multipurpose classrooms and laboratories designed into the building. The building contains 19 classrooms and 12 laboratories.

A student courtyard and central lobby space were created for visitor arrival, orientation and control. A central circular stairwell forms the nucleus of the building’s vertical circulation, providing for free-flowing access to each of the building’s three levels.