Preview SFCC’s Automotive Technology Center

Loop Road view: In travelling south on the campus loop road, the new Automotive Technology Center’s northwestern façade is visible revealing the educational Lab spaces and multiple garage doors that provide access to the Shop. Highlights on this side of the building 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 relics from their collection.

Evening Entrance: As SFCC offers many courses 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 towards the entry of new Automotive Technology Center (ATC).

SFCC is excited to share some of the architectural renderings from Greer Stafford/SJCF ARCHITECTURE, Inc. of our soon-to-be constructed Automotive Technology Center.

In the upcoming months, expect to see construction beginning just south of the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center parking lot. Additional parking will be built across the loop drive not far from the TATC greenhouse. The ATC was designed to become eligible to earn a Gold Lead energy designation with a water collection and storage system. The Automotive Technology Program plans to begin offering classes for the fall 2020 semester.

The 17,500 square foot center will house three labs for automotive study: a chassis/suspension lab, an electric lab and an EV/hybrid engine/power train lab. The repair bays will feature four vehicle lifts and two alignment lifts. A flex lab will be available for a variety of college purposes. Included in the ADA compliant plans are a storage area for engines, a parts shop similar to what would be in a dealership, a gender neutral restroom and stunning entryway sponsored by The Santa Fe Concorso, which will feature automotive photographs and memorabilia. A patio will also offer opportunities for special car shows or other events.

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

 

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