An integral component of a well-rounded education involves obtaining real-world experience in your chosen industry. Butler Technology and Career Development Schools is taking that concept to heart by building a 26-acre campus right next to corporate offices that may employ some of the very students getting their degrees next door. By sharing a space with the private sector, the school, which specializes in the cross-section of business and health care, is aiming to be the region’s frontrunner when it comes to providing hands-on training.
This lofty goal, sparked by a partnership between Butler Tech and the West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance, was more than a decade in the making and is being heralded as an innovative step forward for the bioscience industry. To ensure the vision had a concrete space in which to be realized, architects from McGill Smith Punshon, Inc. needed to design a structure that would grab attention in the short term, and allow for expansion in the future.