SFS Architecture

Academic

Herndon Career Center

Raytown, MO

Career-based education facility consolidates school, supports future enrollment growth

Challenge

Design a career-based educational facility on a constrained site to allow the consolidation of the Herndon Career Center’s two campuses, providing space and amenities for current and projected future enrollments.

Process

Designers consulted with Raytown School District representatives and City of Raytown officials to establish project goals and functional requirements, including spaces to support diverse training programs and specialized equipment.

Solution

The completed 60,000 SF building, constructed adjacent to the existing East Campus building, provides state-of-the-art facilities for the school’s Automotive Technology; Welding and Metal Fabrication; Construction Trades; Cosmetology; and Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration programs. It also houses the school district technology center and conference center. The Cosmetology program was differentiated visually from the rest of the industrial programs-based facility through an angled position and prairie stone cladding rather than metal siding. Site improvements allowed parking for 310 vehicles and relocation of an existing soccer field.