TEACHING AND LEARNING + BUILT ENVIRONMENT

 

Ancon’s design team has performed years of extensive research in the planning and development of educational and learning facilities.  How can a school’s curriculum and teaching pedagogy  parallel a learning environment’s design?  How does architecture foster learning?  Where and how do we learn? Similar to Christopher Alexander’s famous “Pattern Language” – many of our questions become reoccurring problem based solutions or design patterns that are documented and further explored with our educational and learning clients – teachers, community, students, and families.

Ancon was professional, caring, friendly, and always willing to listen to our ideas and concerns.

Lewis & Joyce Leeper

Building Committee Members, St. Paul's Lutheran School

Ancon did their homework and were able to provide a unique and innovative design that helps to spur learning on our very limited budget.

Yolanda Turner Smith

Founder, Xavier School of Excellence

Goshen Community Schools
Project Info:

Name: Goshen Community Schools
Location: Goshen, Indiana
Description:  Projects include a new natatorium, expanded music facilities, re-purposing of the former pools into educational spaces, and a remodeled/expanded cafeteria and food preparation area.

Goodwill Excel Center
Project Info:

Name: Goodwill Excel Center
Location: South Bend, Indiana
Description:  The renovation project consists of approximately 22,000 sqft and features numerous classrooms, large break room, lounges, offices, and drop-in center.

St. Paul’s Multi Purpose Facility
Project Info:

Name: St. Paul’s Multi Purpose Facility
Location: Bremen, Indiana
Description:  2013 ABC of Indiana Award of Excellence for the category “Educational: Schools”.  Project includes  a two story building addition on the western edge of an existing church and day school campus which responds to the client’s needs for a state of the art multipurpose center. The scope of work included innovative programmatic spaces such as lobby, concession/kitchen, gymnasium court, stage, and learning studios. Through two years of innovative design work, looking at numerous constructability methods, pricing alternatives, and similar building type tours; the finished product becomes a complex hybrid – incorporating several evolving programmatic spaces and curriculum needs into a singular 12,000 square foot building “box”.

Xavier School of Excellence
Project Info:

Name: Xavier School of Excellence
Location:  South Bend, Indiana
Description:  Xavier School of Excellence is a state of the art charter school located on the south side of South Bend.  The charter, formed in 2009, retrofitted the old Busk Brother’s Furniture store into a 48,000 square feet K-8 school.  The school incorporated numerous “innovative school design” standards such as a distinguished lobby space, active learning corridors, way finding, maximizing use of day lighting, creating multiple use and flex space, and being more than just a school.

Goshen College
Project Info:

Name: Goshen College
Location: Goshen, Indiana
Description:  Numerous project at Goshen College include a 74,000 sqft Recreation and Fitness Center with gymnasium, spectator seating, racquetball rooms, a suspended running/walking track, exercise and fitness areas, student lounges, learning spaces, and an atrium promenade.  The Southlawn Dining Hall renovation consists of major upgrades to the seating/eating areas and food preparation and service areas. The dining hall’s interior design was transformed into a more vibrant and modern space using colors, lighting, daylighting, and materials.  The Goshen College Student Apartments is a four story apartment style building including 157 single rooms in 41 apartments.  The Goshen College pressbox design and construction was donated by Ancon Construction.

Concord Intermediate School
Project Info:

Name: Concord Intermediate School
Location: Elkhart, Indiana
Description:  Renovations and building additions to four Concord Elementary Schools included a new classroom wing, school entrance and lobby addition/renovations.

Good Shepherd Montessori School
Project Info:

Name: Good Shepherd Montessori School
Location:  South Bend, Indiana
Description:  The Good Shepherd Montessori School project is a renovation of the former First Christian Church, located in South Bend, Indiana.  The design intent of the renovation is to upgrade the existing facilities using sustainable design principles and green strategies, to improve the overall learning environment at the school. This project is LEED-registered, and hopes to become the first LEED-certified existing school in Indiana.

Montessori Academy at Edison Lakes
Project Info:

Name: Montessori Academy at Edison Lakes
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
Description:  The Montessori Academy at Edison Lakes serves students from Toddler through the Adolescent level. The campus creates an environment that cultivates the child’s intellect, instills responsibility, fosters respect, and inspires care for the community.

Wawasee Schools Transportation Building
Project Info:

Name: Wawasee Schools Transportation Building
Location: Syracuse, Indiana

CONTACT

New Construction/Additions Contact Information:

Gary Wetzel:  M (574) 971-6714  Gary@anconconstruction.com

Ryan Kring:  M  (574) 238-8767  Kring@anconconstruction.com

 

CORPORATE OFFICES

2146 Elkhart Road Goshen, IN 46526

Phone: (574) 533-9561

Toll Free: (800) 414-4717

Fax: (574) 534-5546

Renovation & Small Project Information:

Todd Stone:  M (574) 238-6272