Electrical and Industrial Technology Building


Project Information

Location
Elko
Owner/Client
Great Basin College
State of Nevada
Completion
2008
Size
38,500 sf.

Electrical and Industrial Technology Building

Located in rural Northeastern Nevada, the major economic driver in Elko is gold and mineral mining. To support the mine’s need for trained labor, Great Basin College created educational programs to support the mines influence in the job market. The new Electrical & Industrial Technology Building is designed to support these programs, along with other higher educational needs.
The concept behind the technology building was to marry industrial teaching spaces with traditional collegiate learning environments while creating a sense of community for the students and faculty. The building houses an electrical technology lab, instrumentation lab, mill shop, 10 classrooms, distance education lecture room and faculty offices. To promote socializing and informal interaction, a cyber café was included along with break out nooks in the circulation areas of the building.