Since its construction in 1962, the Carson Junior High School vocational building has been the home for job-training and vocational programs that earned the school a place on the list of the Top 10 Vocational Schools in Arizona. Over the years the building has undergone a number of renovations. In 2013 Merge Architectural Group was selected to redesign the school to meet the requirements of twenty-first century technical education.
The focus of the design program was to accommodate new programs for Robotics and Computer-aided Design for the wood and metal shops. Merge accomplished this with the design of open, flexible classroom spaces, improved lighting and power distribution and an upgraded data network. The enhanced network allows the students to cross-train in multiple real-world CAD applications.