NORTH PORT (SARASOTA COUNTY), Fla. — SchenkelShultz Architecture announced that a Groundbreaking and Dedication were held September 29 for the $25.3 million Suncoast Technical Center-North Port and Shannon Staub Public Library, a collaborative project, in North Port, in Sarasota County, Florida. The ceremonies marked the official start of the latest career and technical education facility of Sarasota County Schools plus the newest addition to Sarasota County Libraries. The shared construction cost and use are the result of agreements among the School Board of Sarasota County, the Sarasota County Commission and the North Port City Commission. The two-story, 80,000-square-foot facility is projected to open to the public in the fall of 2017.
Suncoast Technical Center-North Port will be equipped with 21st century high-tech laboratories, collaboration spaces and the state-of-the-art equipment needed to assist students in reaching their professional workforce goals.
The Shannon Staub Public Library will feature a multimedia collection of print and digital resources for all ages, meeting and study rooms, a Friends of the Library Bookstore, outdoor gardens, a children’s space and a high-tech teen center.
With 58 years of design excellence in education, aviation, municipal and community facilities, SchenkelShultz is committed to incorporating sustainable design principles into every project. The firm’s portfolio includes 30 projects that are LEED® Certified or Certified Green Globes projects.
SchenkelShultz Architecture’s education experience includes K-12, higher education and 21st century school designs. For more than 15 years, SchenkelShultz has been at the forefront of designing educational facilities that incorporate 21st century educational philosophies, ranging from K-12 schools to state-of-the-art career and technical centers, and university facilities.
SchenkelShultz Architecture, Sarasota, is located at 677 N. Washington Blvd., phone 941-952-5875. For more information, follow SchenkelShultz Architecture at http://twitter.com/SchenkelShultz, https://www.linkedin.com/company/schenkelshultz-architecture or visit www.schenkelshultz.com.
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