Friendship Career Center
Bristol TN City Schools
In 2022, after successful completion of the new TN Middle School in 2021, several renovations, and design of a new CTE wing for TN High School, our firm was commissioned by the City of Bristol to complete the renovation of a vacant 22,000 sf car dealership donated for the purpose of a new CTE facility. This new Career Center offers workforce simulated learning areas for programs such as automotive technology, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, & agriculture. The scope of work consisted of complete reconfiguration of the sales office area into classrooms, offices, kitchen, dining, and collaboration spaces. Metal stud walls were installed to accommodate the new program configuration and floor, wall, and ceiling finishes were all upgraded in the “core” area. The existing store-front entrance was renovated to replace existing insulated glazing and add secure entry into the facility. The existing auto repair shop was subdivided, leaving one service area as training for automobile repair. A second area was converted into an HVAC and small equipment training area. The existing electrical service was upgraded to accommodate the renovated space and new LED lighting was provided. A new fire service was brought from the public right of way to the facility and a sprinkler system added to all areas of the building. Similarly, a new fire alarm system was added to the entire facility. The Career Center will supplement the existing CTE programs at Bristol TN Middle and TN High School.