Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School Career Academy and Athletics Renovation
In an effort to improve the workplace readiness of students, the renovated Deer Park Career Academy supports professional guests who teach short-term modules on such varied subjects as entrepreneurship or website design strategies.
The design is intended to create a welcoming, professional environment, familiar to visitors and inspiring for the students. Various COST PER SQ FT$105.00CITATIONSilver CitationFEATURED IN2016 Educational Interiors ShowcaseINTERIOR CATEGORYInterior RenovationSUB CATEGORYRenovation spaces offer maximum flexibility to accommodate diverse learning and teaching modes.
The central element of the project is the Kiva, a round room with sliding doors and surrounded by a continuous gallery space. The Kiva can function in many ways: as a central lounge and gathering spot, as a multipurpose classroom supporting multiple groups at once, or as a focused presentation/collaboration space seating more than 35 and offering comprehensive technology support.
The rolling wood and metal doors provide the ability to instantly transform the feel and function of the space. The perimeter gallery may serve as an expansion space or simply as a place in which the school displays the fruits of collaboration.