Tyson Family Center for Technology – SPCC

Designed over the course of eight years within six phases of design and construction, this adaptive reuse turned a distribution facility donated to the college into a satellite campus that provides advanced technology training for the local community.

Starting with an extensive pre-design process, the design team collaborated with the college to determine needs and phasing. The first phase of the project encompasses an advanced machining lab and economic development offices. The second phase includes a welding lab and fabrication space that supports the expansion of this program. Supplemental projects during this phase included office and toilet renovations.

The final phase includes infilling a second floor within the existing two-story space at the rear of the building, once used for refrigerated storage. The space includes a new, two-story student common area, manual machining labs, HVAC teaching lab, offices and eight classrooms.

  • South Piedmont Community College