Workforce and Business Development Center, Walla Walla Community College, Clarkston, Washington
 
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Workforce and Business Development Center
Walla Walla Community College, Clarkston
Clarkston, Washington
NAC Architecture provided programming, design, and project administration for WWCC’s new 13,000-square-foot Workforce and Business Development Center on the Clarkston Campus. This program consists of working laboratory space for Industrial Maintenance, Welding and Fabrication, Precision Machining, and Electricity and Energy Systems. The facility also includes instructional space for the business and entrepreneurial programs and student support office space. A “makerspace,” where qualified businesses can have access to current manufacturing technology, is also included. WWCC desired that the completed facility tell the story of the programs functioning within it. The work is celebrated, with openness and transparency, without appearing opulent. Outdoor spaces for welding, manufacturing, fabrication, business and entrepreneurship are featured. The design supports, enhances, and fosters collaboration among programs, and will support the campus Master Plan, further developing a more cohesive campus.
Building exterior entry, hills in background, link to larger image
Building entry with views to classrooms, link to larger image
Building exterior with landscaping, link to larger image
Building exterior masonry detail, link to larger image
Student walking in breezeway between buildings, link to larger image
Students and instructor working in vocational lab, link to larger image
Student and instructor working in welding and lab, link to larger image
Students in community space, link to larger image
Students working in classroom, link to larger image