Mike Van Tassell
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From the 2022 Architectural Portfolio: Essex County West Caldwell School of Technology, Additions and Renovations

April 27, 2023
The project was recognized in the Renovation category.

West Caldwell Tech, originally a factory, was converted into a school in 1976. The spaces had become inadequate and outdated, and the most practical plan was to renovate and expand the existing building, including a new second floor in the front of the building. New and expanded career and technical education spaces were created, including a cosmetology lab, agricultural science lab, graphics arts, automotive shop, music performance and production, and business technology. The construction and building trades department features a common construction area for carpentry, electrical and plumbing, and building construction technology. The culinary sciences department includes a teaching kitchen and bakery lab for culinary arts and chef training. A 3,600-square-foot environmental courtyard also was created to provide outdoor seating and teaching spaces.

Read more about Essex County West Caldwell School of Technology and view a photo gallery at SchoolDesigns.com.

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