The Jones Educational Center is an educational partnership between K-State University School of Architecture and Flint Hills Technical College. The building was designed by the K-State Architectural students and is being built by students from our Construction Technology program. This project is truly a community project since the building will be shared by the college, our school district and others in our community.
The architectural drawings
have been drawn up by the Kansas State University School of Architecture students as a part of the curriculum for their program.
The upstairs portion of the building will be used by the Transitions program of USD 253 to help our mentally handicapped students learn independent living skills. This will give them the opportunity to lead more rewarding and independent lives. The downstairs area will be used by the Technical College for additional classroom space and also an office area. On the east end of the upper level will be a community conference area. This room will serve as a meeting room for a variety of groups and individuals in our community.
The building is over 7,000 feet and has been designed, and is being built, to the highest standards of energy efficiency and sustainable design. This will not only give the college a great building for future use but will also serve as a laboratory and teaching tool to help others who are wanting to learn how to build more efficient buildings. Through the help of many and the continuing support of our administration and other partners this building project promises to be a model for future building in our country.