Pathways Academy of Technology and Design at Goodwin College – Interior

East Hartford, Connecticut

Through a cooperative arrangement with Goodwin College, the new home for the City of Hartford’s Pathways Academy of Technology and Design is located adjacent to Route 2, at the future main entrance to the College campus. As a member of the National Academic Foundation, the 400-student high school maintains an Industry Advisory Board, which fosters student professional development and develops internships. Its location on the College campus affords opportunities for secondary education, as well as relationships with nearby manufacturing entities such as the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology and UTC’s Pratt and Whitney.

Goodwin College was looking for a highly visible and transparent building which fit the unique and playful character of their campus, and the City of Hartford wanted a stylized building which broadcast the highly technical nature of the school’s theme. Amenta Emma’s Education studio defined a building which accomplishes these criteria, and establishes a visually exciting interior environment where all school functions center around a day lit atrium. The 81,000 sf four-story building provides a variety of interactive learning environments in magnet-themed spaces such as robotics, advanced energy and nanotechnology, physics/optics and photonics, video and music production, advanced design and virtual reality.


Awarded #1 Magnet High School in the U.S. by Magnet Schools of America.

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