Westpointe Workforce Training and Education Center by SRG Partnership

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The Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center (WWTEC) at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is a technically sophisticated facility for hands-on learning that supports the community’s training needs in a flexible, high-quality space. Located in an underserved area of Salt Lake Valley, the adaptable WWTEC aligns with SLCC’s mission as the area’s primary post-secondary provider of technical workforce education, addressing a growing shortage in skills-based workforce. The facility brings together technical education in advanced manufacturing trades active in the Salt Lake Valley, including Composites, Plastics, Machining, Welding, Electronics, Diesel Technology and CDL Truck Driving. Collaborative lab, classroom and shop spaces based on real-world working environments help ensure students are well-equipped to enter Utah’s growing STEM-based industries.

▼项目外观,external view © Alan Blakely


The WWTEC sits on a highly visible site immediately west of I-215, creating an opportunity for the building to express the dynamic activities held within, as well as the values of the College. The building’s east façade became an opportunity for SLCC branding, while the facility’s form ended up being 121,000-square-feet and more than 600 feet long. The magnitude of the WWTEC was addressed in design by breaking up the mass through form and materials, accommodating the human scale with a more approachable, pedestrian-friendly environment for students and faculty. Varied solid/void relationships were also employed to break up the mass, with a strong inside/outside connection between public spaces.

▼入口立面,entrance facade © Alan Blakely

▼尺度宜人的广场,square with pleasant scale © Alan Blakely


The exterior massing demonstrates the WWTEC’s function and interior program, while themes of visual transparency within put training on display to motivate and inspire students. High-bay lab spaces are organized along one side of a linear spine, with two levels of classrooms and support spaces on the spine’s street side. Envisioned as a healthy, vibrant learning environment for students and faculty to encourage learning, the interiors feature higher ceilings, abundant indoor-outdoor connections, natural daylight, and passive learning spaces in which users can interact and socialize. The interior program separates the industrial scale of hands-on shop space from the human scale of general academic classrooms and open study areas.

▼入口大厅,lobby © Alan Blakely

▼实验空间位于走廊一侧,the lab spaces are located on the side of corridor © Alan Blakely

▼实验空间内部,inside view © Alan Blakely

▼高架空间,high-bay space © Alan Blakely

▼学生实际操作场景,scenarios of students’ operation © Alan Blakely

▼楼梯,staircase © Alan Blakely

▼二层走廊,corridor on 2F © Alan Blakely

▼由走廊看车间,view to shop from corridor © Alan Blakely

▼控制室,control room © Alan Blakely

▼明亮的教室,bright classroom © Alan Blakely


The facility offers the highest possible levels of life safety, security, daylighting, clean air, and the efficient use of energy and water in support of all activities held within. In pursuit of net-zero electricity usage, a 3,520-panel, roof-mounted solar array provides much of the Center’s electrical needs. Furthermore, 28 skylights and continuous clerestories bring in ample natural light to boost cognition and productivity.

▼屋顶的太阳能电池板,roof-mounted solar array © Alan Blakely


The WWTEC gives students pursuing technical careers a unique one-stop education center in preparation for the workforce, serving the College and its community for years to come.

▼夜景,night view © Alan Blakely

Design Architect: SRG Partnership
Interior Design: SRG Partnership
Architect of Record: ajc architects
Contractor: Big-D Construction
Civil Engineer: Meridian Engineering, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Reaveley Engineers & Associates
Mechanical & Plumbing Engineer and Energy Modelling: Colvin Engineering Associates
Electrical Engineer & AV: Spectrum Engineers, Inc.
Landscape: Landmark Design
Envelope Consultant: Intertek – Architectural Testing Inc.
Photographer: Alan Blakely

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