VLK Architects Celebrates Opening of Newly Renovated Spring Valley Region 10 ESC

Richardson, TX – On October 16, VLK Architects participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating the opening of the newly renovated Spring Valley Region 10 Education Service Center. The project consists of 47,163 total square feet of interior renovations of a two-story conference center, and interior renovations to a one-story office building encompassing the relocation of the print shop as well as new office space for the teaching and learning department.

“Region 10 has been a wonderful client to partner with in the renovation of their facility,” said Ross Rivers, Principal, VLK Architects. “They have a very unique and forward-thinking vision for providing flexible space and creating a technology-rich professional learning environment in order to meet the needs of the many educators and school districts they serve. We are proud to have had the opportunity to be involved with such an exciting project.”

The Education Service Center was designed to provide maximum flexibility for a wide variety of uses for both adults and children. On the first level of the conference center, acoustic glass operable partitions and automatic, vertically retractable acoustic walls allow the flexibility to scale and transform the space comprising six individual conference rooms for administrative and academic training sessions. All of the walls can be opened to create a very large open space for convention settings. The upper-level houses five additional, highly flexible conference spaces. Each conference room is fortified with advanced technology, including nine-panel video walls, interactive monitors for group work, and integrated control systems, providing users the tools needed to fully engage the room and facilitate interactive presentations. The multifunctional Robotarium features seating and theater lighting and serves as both a gaming and competition area for robotics activities and as a presentation or seating space.

“VLK’s design has truly changed our building.” said Dr. Gordon Taylor, Executive Director, Region 10 ESC.

The additions and renovations to this amazing facility will provide innovative training and conference spaces within the technology-rich buildings.