Our Eastern Division team is excited to begin preconstruction of the Wilson Academy of Applied Technology (WAAT) building on the campus of Wilson Community College at the Lee Technology Center site. WAAT is an early college high school focused on advanced manufacturing technologies and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Students are dually enrolled in high school and college simultaneously, earning both a high school degree and an Associate degree within five years.
The project is a collaborative effort between Wilson County Schools, Wilson Community College and local industry. Barnhill is joint-venturing with Holt Brothers Construction to provide CM-at-Risk services for the school which spans two floors and includes space for administrative offices, gymnasium, cafeteria, classrooms and state-of-the-art labs designated for hands-on STEM, CTE computer, biotechnology and industrial technology instruction. The design team is led by Skinner, Farlow and Kirwan Architecture and includes Herring-Sutton Associates PA (landscape architect, civil engineer), Progressive Design Collaborative (PME engineer), Lynch Mykins (structural engineer) and Atlas Engineering (roof consultant). Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2021.