Aviation Maintenance Technology Center Completed


2012OctNewsImage1Miramar College celebrated the grand re-opening of its historic Aviation Maintenance Technology Center (AMTC) which has been the site of a major modernization and expansion project for the past year.

The $10 million dollar project was funded by the San Diego Community College District through major bond funding provided by Propositions S and Proposition N.

JWDA served as the architect for the renovation of the AMTC, a project that included the addition of 7,500 SF of new classrooms, laboratories, faculty offices, multi-purpose meeting spaces, and a complete renovation of the existing 15,000 SF building that was built in 1971. The completed project includes a 10,000 SF shop area for general aviation, airframe and power plant instruction that includes facilities for welding and battery repair. The project also included a composite materials lab, paint lab, and a flight simulator lab. The goals of the project were to improve and expand the classroom and laboratory space, provide necessary equipment and furniture upgrades, address building code issues, and to enhance teaching methodology through technology integration. The project includes numerous sustainable features and is on track to achieve LEED® Silver certification.

President of the San Diego Miramar College, Dr. Patricia Hsieh declared, “This program has provided various skills for the workforce for professionals in the industry. And in the coming years, with the newly completed facilities, we will have new and higher expectations for them.”

To find out more, you can watch the San Diego Community College District’s AMTC video here.