U.S. Department of Labor Oconaluftee Civilian Conservation Center

The Oconaluftee Civilian Conservation Center is a 20-acre, 10-building complex located on the Cherokee Indian Reservation in North Carolina. The design/build contract was awarded to Anthony & Gordon in 2011 with Cope Architecture as lead designer/architect for major additions, renovations, demolition and new construction. As Lead Architect, Cope was responsible for managing all design team efforts, interacting with the design/build contractor, and ensuring the intent of the DOL standards and detailed work scope of each building were met. Two facilities were fully renovated to create new vocational shops for Carpentry, Facility Maintenance, Electrical, Forestry and HVAC programs. A new classroom and office building were designed and constructed. The old dormitory was completely demolished down to the foundation and a new 68-bed dormitory was designed and built. The gymnasium was fully renovated including new flooring and new standing seam metal roof. All facilities were designed and constructed to meet LEED Certification although certification has not been pursued.