location
1601 Armory Drive
Williamson, WV 25661
site
22,000 SF
completion
2013
cost
$5 Million
awards
2014 AIA Merit Award, West Virginia Chapter: Achievement in Architecture

The new Applied Technology Center is located on Southern WV Community & Technical College’s Williamson Campus. The 22,000 SF college houses a virtual welding shop, machine shop, mechatronics shop, a mining support program, administrative and student support spaces, as well as several allied health programs.

The space is designed to maximize both flexibility and adaptability, and will reflect a modern, “high-tech” aesthetic while also blending into the overall campus.

The large area for lab spaces is enhanced by black brick and surrounded by classrooms and support spaces, highlighted by a curved glass wall with metal panel accents. The entrance is crafted with smooth, metal panels and is adjacent to textured, patterned, black-brick construction to resemble coal.

A wood trellis area sits on round concrete columns, shading the glass walls of the administration, and acts as an area for student gatherings. The strong contrast between the metal/glass and the wood trellis works to strengthen the outside space.

The facility is the first step in the progression of a planned campus expansion that will ultimately include expanding the campus into the adjacent property. ZMM worked with the school on a new campus master plan, with a focus on creating green space and improving pedestrian and vehicular circulation, which was completed in 2014.

location
1601 Armory Drive
Williamson, WV 25661
site
22,000 SF
completion
2013
cost
$5 Million
awards
2014 AIA Merit Award, West Virginia Chapter: Achievement in Architecture