Ranken Launches New Microenterprise with JEMA Architects

This week, Ranken launched a new architectural microenterprise in partnership with JEMA Architects. JEMA was the architect for Ranken’s new Rodenheiser extension and rain garden, as well as the new Taylor Automotive Center at Ranken Wentzville. Vince Holtmann, director of microenterprises at Ranken, recalls, “The idea was born Sept. 17, at the ribbon cutting for [..] READ MORE

Architectural Technology Students Visit Springfield, Illinois

On Friday, October 10th, students from Ranken Technical College’s Architectural Technology department traveled to Springfield, Illinois. The students had the opportunity to tour architectural landmarks like the Dana-Thomas House and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The Architectural Technology department regularly leads field trips to give students the opportunity to explore the historical and contemporary architecture [..] READ MORE

Ranken Technical College and Myrtle E. Walker Trust Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for Student-Built Housing

Ranken and Myrtle E. Walker Trust Partner to Give Students Real World Construction Experience  ST. LOUIS, MO., August 4, 2014 – On August 25, students from the Carpentry and Building Construction Technology Program at Ranken Technical College will begin building a new single-family residence on a vacant residential lot in the Ellendale neighborhood located in [..] READ MORE

STEM Academies Teach Educators about Green Construction

From June 23-27, 20 teachers attended the second week of Summer STEM Academies for Educators, which included a program in green homes. Green home design is an approach to building that minimizes harmful effects on the environment and personal well-being. Each day, educators participated in lectures, tours and a multitude of hands-on activities in green [..] READ MORE