Preview SFCC’s Automotive Technologies Center

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Here, the new Automotive Technologies Center’s northwestern façade is visible.  Highlights include Kalwall panels providing daylight into the facility, ATC supergraphics and components of the building’s water harvesting system.

Here, the new Automotive Technologies Center’s northwestern façade is visible. Highlights include Kalwall panels providing daylight into the facility, ATC supergraphics and components of the building’s water harvesting system.

Entry Vestibule: The Santa Fe Concorso generously donated to this project, and will therefore have a display space in the main entry corridor for automotive photographs and memorabilia from their collection.

Entry Vestibule: The Santa Fe Concorso generously donated to this project, and will therefore have a display space in the main entry corridor for automotive photographs and memorabilia from their collection.

Evening Entrance: In the evening, a student would approach the main entry to the new Automotive Technology Center (ATC), and witness the ‘Flex Lab’ wherein a special class, display, or community event can be held.

Evening Entrance: In the evening, a student would approach the main entry to the new Automotive Technology Center (ATC), and witness the ‘Flex Lab’ wherein a special class, display, or community event can be held.

Day Entry: Looking northeast at the building, this view would be how a vehicle would enter and experience the site moving toward the entry of new Automotive Technology Center (ATC).

Day Entry: Looking northeast at the building, this view would be how a vehicle would enter and experience the site moving toward the entry of new Automotive Technology Center (ATC).

SFCC is excited to share Greer Stafford/SJCF ARCHITECTURE, Inc.’ renderings of the college’s newest building, the Automotive Technologies Center. The center’s green design elements, including a water collection and storage system, contribute toward earning the facility a U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold designation. Construction is currently underway just south of the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center and anticipates welcoming classes this fall.  The Automotive Technologies Program is currently offering classes in temporary quarters this spring and summer.

The 17,500-square-foot center will house three labs: a chassis/suspension lab, an electric lab and an electric vehicle/hybrid engine/power train lab. The repair bays will feature four vehicle lifts and two alignment lifts. A flex lab will provide additional learning opportunities. Included in the ADA-compliant plans are a storage area for engines, a parts shop similar to what would be in a dealership, and a gender-neutral restroom. The stunning entryway is sponsored by Santa Fe Concorso, and will feature automotive photographs and memorabilia. The outdoor area is conducive to special displays, car shows and events.

Learn more about the program: Contact Director of Automotive Technologies Julia Furry at julia.furry@sfcc.edu or 505-428-1177.

We want to thank Greer Stafford/SJCF ARCHITECTURE, Inc. for sharing these stunning images of their design.