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Education and Technology Building, Delaware Technical and Community College

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1999–2000, Thomas E. Higley for Anderson Brown Higley Associates. 2nd and Orange sts.
  • Educational and Technology Building, Delaware Technical and Community College (W. Barksdale Maynard)

This urban school began with a large building by a Houston firm (1973–1974, Caudill Rowlett Scott). The addition of 1999 won an AIA Delaware award. Brown bricks at the foundation relate to the original building, but everything else is Postmodern, including the use of curved walls, strong color, and varied materials: tan and orange bricks, gray aluminum panels, and green window glass. The campus entrance pavilion, with its patterned brick-work and bright-green metal (the school color), is eye-catching. The college was built on the site of the Thomas Garrett House, from which the abolitionist is said to have ferried 2,700 slaves north via the Underground Railroad.

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W. Barksdale Maynard


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W. Barksdale Maynard, "Education and Technology Building, Delaware Technical and Community College", [Wilmington, Delaware], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Cover: Buildings of Delaware

Buildings of Delaware, W. Barksdale Maynard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008, 111-112.

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