opsis architecture

The 38,000 sf new ATIC facility creates a highly flexible vocational technology learning environment specifically focused on 21st century job training skills. Programs included in the facility include Wind Energy Technology, Environmental Technology (residential solar, wind and biofuels), HVAC technology, Machining (CNC and 3-D prototype modeling), and Automated Manufacturing technology. Computer classrooms and labs complement each large, open shop area, recognizing that today’s vocational training requires extensive computer-based course and design work.

Three open shop areas are designed with flexible infrastructure to adapt to future program changes and new technologies. Informal study lounges with large glass walls provide views into each shop area, creating a strong connection between academics and hands-on learning. Faculty offices are located with visual access to both the public space and corridors for improved safety. The central mechanical room will be glazed to allow students to see all of the building systems. A 60-foot-high climbing tower provides a controlled environment for students to learn safe climbing skills necessary for commercial wind turbine construction and maintenance. Opsis located the tower at a glazed campus entry point to allow campus visitors to see classes in action.

The LEED certified building utilizes extensive daylighting and connection to the campus geothermal hot water system. LCA Architects served as executive architect, with Opsis as the design architect.

Stats

  • 38,700 sf
  • Expected completion 2013
  • LEED Certified
  • Applied Technology & Innovation Center
  • Applied Technology & Innovation Center
  • Applied Technology & Innovation Center
  • Applied Technology & Innovation Center
  • Applied Technology & Innovation Center
  • Applied Technology & Innovation Center
  • Applied Technology & Innovation Center

Stats

  • 38,700 sf
  • Expected completion 2013
  • LEED Certified
 
  • Applied Technology & Innovation Center
  • Applied Technology & Innovation Center
  • Applied Technology & Innovation Center
  • Applied Technology & Innovation Center
  • Applied Technology & Innovation Center
  • Applied Technology & Innovation Center
  • Applied Technology & Innovation Center