GCTC Professional Services Building

LOCATION: Covington, Kentucky

SIZE: 16,000 SQ FT / 3 stories and basement

FEATURES: Cosmetology training includes multiple styling stations, processing areas, wash stations, manicure/pedicure stations, massage training, student lounge, classrooms and administrative spaces.

CLIENT: Gateway Community & Technical College

TYPE: Renovation/Adaptive Reuse

SUMMARY: As part of the EOP-designed urban campus for Gateway Community & Technical College, this former furniture store was repurposed as GCTC's new Professional School. Having the feel of an urban spa and wellness center, the facility features a contemporary, subtle design. Different areas are separated by varying height curving walls for an open feeling and high visibility. The salon occupies the first floor, classrooms and styling stations for training are on the second floor, while the third floor contains facial and massage therapy training rooms as well as a 12-person massage clinical lab.