Cherokee Advanced Technology Center at Spartanburg Community College

Gaffney, SC

This 27,000 SF mechatronics facility houses state-of-the-art training spaces for machine tooling, welding, PLC, robotics, electrical engineering, and CNC programs. The building, designed to accommodate future expansion, also includes administrative offices, computer labs, and student lounges in a light-filled interior. The design celebrates the school’s industrial curriculum with details such as exposed cross-bracing and mechanical components, dynamic angled wall panels, and transparency of spaces which puts the building’s academic programs on full view. Roll-up doors serve as window, wall, and entry to facilitate easy handling of large materials, and metal and glass curtain walls at key gathering spots reinforce the indoor/outdoor connection.


RECOGNITIONS: AIA Greenville Merit Award