K-12 Education: Comprehensive High Schools / Technical High Schools
Mid-Coast School of Technology
Region 8 Career Technical High School
Lavallee Brensinger Architects was selected by Mid-Coast School of Technology to provide visioning, educational planning, and design services to transform their Regional Career and Technical Education School into a sustainable educational environment. Serving 6 Regional High Schools, and 21 cities and towns, MCST annually enrolls 300 high school students and over 800 adult students.
The existing 1960-vintage facility was thoroughly assessed, and existing educational obstacles were considered. To meet State and National certification and licensing requirements, the decision was made to replace the existing 57,000 sq ft facility with a new 90,000 sq ft school. As a regional CTE School, the Visioning process involved gaining support from all 21 communities. Voter support for the new $25,000,000 project exceeded 70%.
As part of the educational planning and sustainability vision, the new school is designed to support advanced educational opportunities and skills to support secondary, post-secondary, and the local industry workforce. Program labs are designed to easily adapt to future evolutions in education and technology; as well as manufacturing and automation equipment.
Based on the high performance, sustainable, and low-cost operational systems designed into the solution, Efficiency Maine has invited Mid-Coast School of Technology to be the second Publicly-funded school recognized as a Maine Advanced Building. The first publicly-funded High School to recognized as a Maine Advanced Building was Wells High School, also designed by Lavallee Brensinger Architects.