This project was a complete renovation of an existing 95,000 sf building and consisted of gutting 90% of the interior, leaving some existing walls and part of the HVAC system to be reused. The large space was divided into multiple areas functioning as instruction for industrial welding, woodworking, auto body repair, medical, IT, and general classes. Four classrooms were constructed with CMU and steel with concrete deck to provide a storm shelter for the building occupants. A new brick and aluminum storefront entrance was installed on the north face of the building for the main entrance. Exterior improvements included landscaping, additional paving, and application of new sealer to the existing asphalt parking lot.
Kirkwood Common Area
An open common area provides a relaxed study space for students at Kirkwood's Education Center in Hiawatha, Iowa. Woodruff Construction was the general contractor for this renovation project.
New classroom built in the Kirkwood Community College Linn County Regional Education Center in Hiawatha, Iowa.
Wide hallways lead to offices and classrooms, including this science classroom.
Open spaces with natural lighting at the Kirkwood Community College's Linn County Regional Education Center. This is the welcoming reception space just inside the main entrance. As the general contractor on this project, Woodruff Construction coordinated the construction of this renovation project in Hiawatha, Iowa.
Kirkwood Industrial Classroom
This open classroom is used as a shop space to teach students various industrial arts skills and trades.
Kirkwood Community College, Hiawatha, Iowa.
Kirkwood Auto Shop
New classroom shop space for auto body repair training at the Kirkwood Community College Linn County Regional Education Center in Hiawatha, Iowa.
Kirkwood Main Entrance
New brick and aluminum storefront entrance installed on the north face of the building.