Colorado Northwestern Community College | Automotive Technology Center

  • $790K
  • 4,000 SF
  • 2011

The Automotive Technology Center is the third of the first three buildings to be erected at the Colorado Northwest Community College in Craig, Colorado. Located adjacent to the Career Technical Center, the Auto Tech Building is a continuation of the light-industrial character of this section of the campus. As a high-bay, clear-span structure, the building provides flexibility for the existing and proposed future Auto Tech programs, as well as for future unforseen CNCC programs.

The building’s concrete and masonry foundations provide a durable environment for the Auto Tech program, while the building’s wood trusses and roof sheathing provide a warm yet economical counterpoint. This warmth is highlighted by daylight streaming into the building through translucent polycarbonate clerestory wall systems that line the upper portions of the north, south, and west walls of the building.

Overhead doors on the east facade are clear-glass-glazed to allow maximum daylight into the academic and shop environments. Metal wall siding and exposed, textured concrete continue the language adopted by the Career Technical Center, which is proposed throughout this industrial-oriented quadrant of the CNCC campus master plan.

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We are a 50-person architectural firm located in Denver, Colorado. For over 40 years we have provided a full range of services including the planning, programming, and design of buildings for colleges, universities, schools, libraries, justice facilities, office buildings, cultural venues, and housing. We have twice been awarded the American Institute of Architects’ Firm Award “a distinguished body of work” and numerous local, regional and national design awards.

We believe architecture has the power to heighten human well-being and illuminate our cultural values. We are driven by a standard of excellence which provides the highest level of ethics and professionalism to our clients. We embrace thoughtful and responsible design in all aspects of our lives and we constantly strive to create buildings of architectural significance and responsibility.

Our work is developed within a collaborative atmosphere which cultivates research, analysis, and deliberation into judicious decision-making at all levels. Vigorous exploration of client goals is coupled with a detailed examination of their functional needs. This understanding is artfully transformed into three-dimensional space which inspires the daily life within the building. Physical patterns and the cultural fabric of each place are carefully studied to appropriately respond to each site’s unique physical and social context. Materials and systems are selected which respect and sustain our planet and the thoughtful expression of building craft and technology are economically integrated to bring the defining statement of character and identity for each of our clients.

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