Automotive Education & Training Center
Client: Clover Park Technical College
Size: 85,000 sf
Location: Lakewood, WA
The Automotive Education & Training Center houses educational programs that relate to all aspects of motor vehicle service from engine maintenance to auto body repair. The building design includes technical labs for engine rebuild, chassis and transmission repair; finish labs for auto body refinish and upholstery; classrooms, storage and offices associated with each lab; conference rooms and administrative offices.
The building form expresses both the machined qualities of an automobile's technical components as well as the smooth linear and refined quality of the skin and its finishes. The separate "Auto Tech" and "Auto Finish" wings of the building enclose an outdoor Auto Display Courtyard where completed projects will be presented. A conical Display Pavilion building located in the courtyard serves as the gateway to the facility for visitors.