Trautman Associates is providing full architectural/engineering design services for the reinvorgation of an existing neighborhood asset, the former St. Gerard School, into a multipurpose Community Learning Center. Planned renovations will provide additional program space to accommodate the client’s expanded service offerings.

This new Community Learning Center will serve the needs of single parents and their children by providing assistance with education, employment, vocational training, life skill classes, and counseling. Daycare services will also be available for clients in a newly designed child care center.

The project scope includes resolving issues with the building envelope and accessibility, replacing the existing roof and window systems, adding an entrance ramp and elevator.

The project also includes the design of specialized spaces for: 

  • Healthcare-related job training in fields such as nursing assistant, home healthcare aide, licensed practical nursing, child care service, and hospitality / food service 
  • Food service-related job training
  • Community recreation spaces