The New Applied Technology Center at Southern West Virginia Community & Technical College's Williamson Campus houses a virtual welding and machine shop, a mining support program, administrative space and student support spaces, as well as several allied health programs. The space is designed to maximize both flexibility and adaptability for future programs, and will COST PER SQ FT$282.00FEATURED IN2013 Architectural Portfolio a modern, "high-tech" aesthetic while also blending into the overall campus.
New parking areas and vehicular traffic paths were improved while creating a new entrance for the campus. An outside learning portico was designed for students to relax, study and socialize while experiencing everything the campus has to offer.
The facility is the first step in a planned campus expansion that ultimately will include the adjacent National Guard Readiness Center. The architect is creating a new campus master plan with a focus on creating green space and improving pedestrian and vehicular circulation. This project was designed to meet USGBC LEED silver standards.