Center Grove I3 Technology Center

Greenwood, Indiana


Center Grove Community


8,545 sq.ft.

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Associated firms: WSI Engineering, Civil Engineering; Innovative Engineer, LLC (Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical); Matthew Holbrook, Structural Engineering, Inc.

Center Grove Community School Corporation (CGCSC) made a commitment in late 2013 to build a first-class technology facility that addressed ongoing needs and expanded its award-winning technology department.
The CGCSC has repurposed an existing storage facility at the southeast edge of the main campus. The facility serves the changing needs of a department that is transitioning from a “break-fix” shop to one that provides Instructional, Informational and Innovative (I3T) technology.
The building has a large formal instructional conference room capable of accommodating 30 to 80 people; eight formal offices; and 12 open workstations.
On occasion, the building will be partitioned; a formal public conferencing center will be at one end near the main entry, and a boisterous, “all-hands-on-deck” device deployment processing center will be at the opposite end. In between are offices, collaboration spaces, and intentional nodes and enclaves to promote creativity and interaction.
The layout incorporates a unifying, curving wall and a “Center Grove Red” ceiling bulkhead element that doubles as a wayfinding device. The layout includes numerous types of workstations, including treadmill, lounge, standing, and traditional.
To provide acoustic separation without sacrificing daylighting, a glass overhead garage door was installed between the deployment area and the office/collaboration spaces.
Interior finishes include exposed ceilings that highlight the department’s own cabling work, along with warm wood accents and bold accent colors. North-facing windows provide soft lighting that bounces off curved walls and penetrates deep into inner office spaces.
The I3T Center stands as a symbol of Center Grove’s commitment to providing students with an Exceptional Educational Experience.

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Product suppliers specified

Ceilings by Armstrong World Industries
Ceramic Tile by Dal-Tile
Door Hardware by Schlage
Doors by Marshfield Door Systems
Insulation by Owens Corning
Movable Partitions/Walls by Modernfold
Paint/Wallcoverings by Sherwin-Williams
Plumbing by American Standard
Roofing by Sarnafil
Windows by Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Lighting & Accessories by Lithonia Lighting
Emergency Lighting by Lithonia Lighting
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Siemens Building Technologies
Security Systems by Aiphone
Locks by Schlage
Draperies/Blinds by Hunter Douglas
Auditorium/Assembly Furniture by Steelcase
Kitchen Equipment by GE
Waste Receptacles by Bobrick
Walls/Wall Materials by James Hardie
Doors by Overhead Door
Signage by LSI Corp
Carpet by Tandus
Carpet by Interface
Flooring by Patcraft
Cafeteria Furniture by Steelcase
Computer Furniture by Steelcase
Library/Media Center Furniture by Steelcase
Lounge Furniture by Steelcase
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by Steelcase
Office Furniture by Steelcase
Drinking Fountains by Oasis
Washroom Accessories by Bobrick
Washroom Fixtures by American Standard
Washroom/Shower Partitions by Accurate Partitions
Computers by Apple
Communications Systems by Leviton
HVAC Units by Trane
ADA/Compliance Equipment by Stanley
Card Systems by Honeywell
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