The architect set out to design a learning facility that would not only help students excel, but also be inviting to the outside community.
The project involved renovations to the existing school, as well as a renovation and addition to a neighboring industrial building to be used as an annex to the Lynn Vocational Technical Institute. The common areas are in the COST PER SQ FT$116.00FEATURED IN2001 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas building.
The annex was designed to simulate a two-story mall that provides public access to the school’s retail and business-oriented programs. The unique use of color and lines, as well as an abundance of windows, glassed-in walkways and 35-foot ceilings on the main street, gives the feeling of an actual retail establishment, allowing students to get a sense of how everyday retail stores and businesses run.
The annex also features a satellite library, cafeteria and administrative offices. Both the existing school and the annex are fully networked with new technology. The existing library was expanded and fully renovated to become the hub for all instructional media and technology services.