BARROW CAREER ACADEMY

Winder, Georgia

RAISING THE BAR FOR STEM EDUCATION

CLIENT
Barrow County School System

SIZE
80,500 SF

SERVICES
Design Services

The Barrow Career Academy, also known as the Sims Academy of Innovation and Technology, is designed as part of a larger educational campus and directly adjacent to the new Lanier Technical College. It is one of 33 College & Career Academies in Georgia. The Sims Academy focuses on developing the technical abilities of students so they are prepared to enter the workforce with confidence and practical knowledge of in-demand jobs.

The building is designed in two wings. With this strategic design, the STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math) wing is closed off from the general classrooms and administrative wing to facilitate after hour programs that benefit the community.