“The mission of Anderson Districts I & II Career and Technology Center (ACTC) is to prepare students for successful careers and post-secondary education through quality instruction.”
To see ACTC meet its full potential, a 5,000 square foot conference center was conceived to support the school’s 19 programs that range from robotics and automotive technology to graphic communication and the culinary arts. The flexibility of this new building will provide environments for students to interface with industry partners, a critical component for accessing the most relevant information with hands-on experience.
The new space will also serve as a gathering and learning place for civil service agencies such as the fire and police department as well as adult education classes. Located at the entry of campus, the conference building can host functions with up to 160 people while maintaining separation for activities outside of the student realm.
Floor to ceiling glass storefront walls facing a wooded area and clerestory windows create a bright environment for meetings and learning. Additionally, the building will be a teaching tool for sustainable design including optimum solar orientation, photovoltaic panels with electronic monitoring and a bio swale for storm water retainage.