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Pima Community College Center of Excellence for Applied Technology building exterior with angled outcrops and glass façade
Pima Community College Center of Excellence for Applied Technology

New CTE Building Pride of the Community

Project Location

Tucson, AZ

Client

Pima Community College

Area

183,000 SF

Awards

SEAOA 2021 Excellence in Engineering Awards, Award of Merit

The new Center of Excellence for Applied Technology is a collection of two state-of-the-art academic and technical buildings that offers transportation/logistics, advanced manufacturing, and infrastructure studies. Students can obtain a formal degree and participate in certificate programs and short-term training opportunities.

Program Elements

The Center of Excellence is a collection of academic and technical buildings that will offer transportation/logistics, advanced manufacturing, and infrastructure studies and provide formal degree and certificate programs, as well as short-term training opportunities.

Program Elements

01
Automotive

Transportation Center

The 43,000-SF Transportation Center includes 27 vehicle work bays including 10 EV-ready, three heavy transportation, three OEM labs, and spaces for testing and diagnosis of electrical vehicles.

Entry with lit walkway in front of translucent walled building with blue panels and illuminated canopy overhang

A large public entry terrace provides high visibility to the outdoor testing and vehicle yards, while also connecting to the primary campus walk.

Glass room with Orange car under glass bannister to exposed second floor. Orange detail left

The Transportation Center includes faculty offices, classrooms, a dynamometer room, and ample equipment storage.

02
Industrial

Advanced Manufacturing

The 95,000-SF Advanced Manufacturing building includes the pathways of welding, machine tools, mechatronics, CAD design, workforce development incubator, flexible industry training lab, and administrative offices.

Crane extends from 2nd floor of building to place items on loading truck, right. Exposed hallways partially shaded by screen

A three-story gantry crane with 30,000 SF of outdoor learning space enables movement of materials throughout the facility for unified connection between multiple pathways.

Learning space with flexible and ergonomic seating in white and glass walled room with wood details. Logo illuminated above

The last phase includes 45,000 SF for the science and technology building which will accommodate building construction sciences and workforce development pathways.

Awards

2021 Excellence in Engineering Awards, Award of Merit

Structural Engineers Association of Arizona

2022 IIDA Southwest Award of Merit

IIDA Southwest Chapter

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