Architects and Interior Designers



Client:
Victoria College
Location:
Victoria, Texas
Area:
116,955 SF
Total Cost:
$18,196,911

Emerging Technology Complex

The Emerging Technology Complex is a dynamic multiuse facility composed of two buildings: the Conference and Education Center and the Industrial Training Center. The complex features a state-of-the-art conference center with versatile meeting spaces that accommodates conferences and conventions of all sizes. The training center prepares students for careers in local manufacturing and technical industries.

The Conference and Education Center is a three story 72,000 square foot facility that is the show piece of the complex. It is one of only 140 facilities in the country to be certified by the International Association of Conference Centres. The Meeting Hall can accommodate up to 400 people with the ability to be divided into smaller rooms allowing for multiple events to take place simultaneously. It is surrounded by smaller conference and meeting rooms on both the first and second floors, each with state-of-the-art audio/visual capabilities. A marquee meeting room over the lobby is designed as a transparent cube that floats over the main front doors to provide a visually compelling feature that defines the main entrance. The third level contains classrooms and computer labs and houses Victoria College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Programs.

The Industrial Training Center is a two story 44,000 square foot facility dedicated to training students in industrial trades for multiple local industries. The first level features six large, open training bays where students receive hands-on instruction in specific trades. The bays have an open plan with flexible utilities that can be easily reconfigured to the specific requirements of an individual trade. Translucent ribbon windows provide diffuse natural light throughout the space. The second level contains classrooms that work in conjunction with the training bays. Each classroom overlooks its associated training bay allowing for observation by students of the hands-on training taking place below.