Kettering Family Education Center at Carillon Park

  • 27,900 sq. ft.
  • Two-story addition to existing historical museum celebrating the Dayton region’s unique innovations and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Addition provides new grand entry for Carillon Historical Park, including parking, covered vehicular drop-off, spacious lobby and expanded gift shop.
  • Addition houses the original Deeds Barn, where Charles Kettering and his “Barn Gang” developed the first reliable ignition system for automobiles.
  • Addition includes atrium rotunda with clerestory lighting from cupola above. Rotunda houses a children’s carousel with Dayton-themed inventions in lieu of horses.
  • Entire building, both existing and addition, uses an energy-efficient heating and cooling system featuring water-source heat pumps and geothermal wells.
  • Design-build collaboration between Wilcon Corporation and Roll & Associates, Inc.