MA+ Architecture's Canadian Valley Technology Center Projectby  TRI-KES 

April 26, 2017 |

MA+ Architecture, LLC recently sent us these great photos of a project they completed for the Canadian Valley Technology Center in El Reno, Oklahoma. The Canadian Valley Technology Center originally opened in 1970, but was heavily damaged in 2013 by the largest ever tornado, extending 2.6 miles wide and packing 295 mph winds.

Over the past 4 years, MA+ Architecture partnered with TRI-KES and other suppliers to rebuild the Canadian Valley Technology Center campus. With a large number of concrete columns from the original campus still in place after the rubble was cleared away, MA+ Architecture faced the challenge of designing over 50% of the new space in an existing structure. Most of the spaces were completely reorganized to better accommodate the various programs and their needs.

According to CVTech, a student, after seeing their new space, told their teacher, “Wow, they really do care about us” and an instructor said, “It’s like I can’t even remember the temporary facility we were in for three and a half years. This new campus feels like home; it’s like we never left”. Gayla Lutts, Deputy Superintendent, also had nothing but praise for the new space, saying, “After the tornado, for three and a half years, I would repeatedly say, “it is just a building” because we had no loss of life and as a way to keep morale up. I have since gained an awareness about how much a building can truly impact people, their motivation, their inspiration, and their feelings of safety and security.” 

Scroll down below to see photos of the specific areas of the campus where TRI-KES product was used.

Lanark's Surf (L2-SF-17) wallcovering pattern was chosen by MA+ Architecture for the campus child care area. 

MA+ Architecture also worked with TRI-KES to install custom impact panels in the school's classrooms and in the campus seminar center. 

 

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