When asked to sum up her experience in SHP’s work-integrated learning practice, vice president of architecture Brandi Ash Bresser put it like this:
“I really enjoy the design of career technical schools because of the extra level of complexity that is required to understand the specific needs for each of the different spaces. In order to design these spaces, we have to listen carefully and understand what all of the different programs need to support them. It’s fascinating, because I’m always learning something new.”
She was reflecting on SHP’s work for the Delaware Area Career Center (DACC), a 220,000-square-foot career tech high school in mid-Ohio. With SHP as its partner, the school underwent a massive renovation and major addition from 2016 to 2019. The $43 million project consolidated two campuses into one, resulting in an innovative, future-focused space that proactively addresses the rapidly changing needs of the traditional high school curriculum, specialized career and technical programs, and community-driven adult education that define work-integrated learning.
We invite you to learn more about our work with DACC in our latest case study: