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A New Way to View the Ursuline Center

Posted 12/24/2018

A three-dementional model of the Ursuline Center was created for staff training emergency preparedness planning.

With the development of a three-dimensional model of the Ursuline Center, students from Toledo’s Penta Career Center’s Computer-Aided Design (CAD) program acquired valuable knowledge and skills while the Center gained an important tool for staff training and emergency preparedness planning. In December, Penta instructor Mr. Richard Rose presented Ursuline Center Administrator Rhonda Charles and Maintenance Director Tom Barnhiser with a 3-D model of the Ursuline Center that fulfills those two goals.


The junior and senior Penta CAD students started the model project by studying and redrawing the 1983 blueprints of the Ursuline Center building. From those drawings, student made the 3-D model which includes the exterior walls, interior rooms and roof. A colorized and labeled floorplan is included within the model to identify the rooms. A functioning model of the building can also now be viewed on the computer screen.

Rhonda contacted Penta Career Center last year about the idea of creating a 3-D Ursuline Center model. “The students did a fantastic job re-creating our building,” Rhonda said. “With the new life safety code regulations, the 3-D model will allow us to do table top exercises for emergency preparedness planning and staff training.”

The model will be available for viewing in the Ursuline Center Library until January 15, 2019.