Chippewa Valley Technical College

Transportation Education Center and Storage Facilities

Rendering of the exterior plaza and entry into the Transportation Education Center.
Rendering of the exterior entry to the Transportation Education Center, with pedestrian paths.
Rendering of the Transportation Education Center's lobby reception area, with automotive themed sculptural elements.
Rendering of the student gathering space in the lobby area, complete with garage door partitions.
Rendering from the student lobby space into the main circulation corridor.
Rendering of the Transportation Education Center's learning center.
Rendering of a corridor with transportation themed wall graphics and breakout collaboration spaces.
Rendering of the diesel mechanic shop.
Rendering of the Truck Driver Training space.
Rendering of the overall Transportation Education Center site plan.

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Transportation Education Center and Storage Facilities

Eau Claire, Wis.

The new Transportation Education Center (TEC) will provide a modern facility with updated technology and equipment for CVTC’s transportation programs — formerly spread across the campus — under one roof. The design revolves around increasing collaboration opportunities, optimizing efficiency, and counteracting a workforce shortage in the transportation industry. The TEC will also be adaptable to future needs, including changes in transportation modes, fuels, and automation.

Flexible shop space and classroom planning will allow spaces to evolve, while an expandable and open commons area accommodates many uses and group sizes. The TEC is organized to optimize operations, with a balance of safe and efficient vehicular and pedestrian circulation that will allow faculty and students from five different programs to operate safely in one combined setting while in close proximity to large equipment and vehicles, as well as fuels and other potential hazards. The TEC is being built to LEED Silver standards and is designed to accommodate solar panels in the future.

Designed in collaboration with architect of record, SDS Architects.

Size: 135,000 sq. ft.

Components: Classrooms; commons; learning center; simulation lab; science lab; repair garage for diesel and automotive repair, storage, and mechanics; specialty shops; cold storage; administrative space; meeting and multi-purpose spaces

Scheduled Completion: 2022