Stantec Architecture Inc. Genesee Career Institute

When the School District’s administration decided that its career and technical education facility needed a total makeover—in both educational programming and the facility—the challenge was to renovate and expand the building, while embodying a new Career Institute brand.

The team responded to the challenge by providing a transformational design solution— consolidating programs that were operating within ancillary campus structures and offering the District enhanced facilities, better technologies, and next-gen learning spaces for their array of modern career and technical education programs.

A key feature is the Innovation Zone, a flexible, multi-purpose space that connects the northern and southern wings of the building and accommodates all education programs, as well as public events, with a unique array of movable panels and dispersed technology. With its transparent front façade, the Innovation Zone identifies a stunning new entry for the facility and campus, and exemplifies the new Career Institute brand.