Chattahoochee Technical Institute
The satellite center for Chattahoochee Technical College is located on a 10-acre site in Paulding County, Georgia. This building is the first component in the master plan, which was developed by CDH to accommodate the institute’s projected 20-year growth. Future phases call for additional classrooms, human health and allied health buildings, as well as parking for 700 cars, which can be expanded.
This facility also includes a fully-augmented teaching lab, which is used by students who are studying to receive an associate degree in nursing. The fully-computerized instructional units, media center, and 350-seat auditorium are equipped with a satellite-linked distance learning system that allows instructors and students to access programs, lessons, or slides from any location that is similarly equipped. For example, live “real time” exchanges can be made between any two classrooms in the nation that have access to the same distance learning technology.
Designers used glazing in the classrooms and gathering areas, which adds an abundance of natural light to the settings. A two-story glass circular atrium provides easy passage and views of the natural environment surrounding the facility. The is composed of brick with brushed metal. A curtain wall system on the stair tower creates a beacon of light after nightfall.
Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education