Calhoun Community College, Robotics Technology Park, Phase I

Tanner, Alabama

  • FIRM

    Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood


    Alabama Industrial Training and Development and Calhoun Community College

  • AREA

    68,330 sq.ft.





Phase I of this project is the anchor to an industrial park designed to grab global attention from the robotics industry, including manufacturers, scientists and developers. The governor wanted the Robotics Technology Park to be unique to not only the country, but also the world. Students will benefit from training in an institute housing robotics and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$197.57FEATURED IN2011 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYConference/Training Centers systems from the industry’s leading robotics developers, and guidance from instructors from around the world.

The architecture of the steel building structure serves dually as the most prominent feature of the interior architecture.

Geometries throughout the design are an interpretation of a robotic aesthetic. Inside the volume of the two-story high-bay structure sits the "box" clad with resinous panels lighted with variable-color LED lights. The "box" sits perched upon the recessed supporting structure below to provide a floating appearance. Interior finish details speak to the exterior detailing in repetition and form. Wall panel attachments, material reveals and interior forms express the inherent repetition, geometry and rigor in that of robotic forms.