Center for Advanced Manufacturing Technology (CAMT) at Clover Park Technical College

Lakewood, WA

This LEED Silver® educational facility provides students with real-world experience in a setting that is safe, collaborative, innovative, and sustainable

  • 43kW PV array provides more than 4% of the building's annual energy use
  • Indoor water use reduced by more than 48% and outdoor water use by more than 57%
  • Committed to indoor air quality through selection of healthy materials
  • Diverted more than 79% of construction and demolition waste from the landfill
  • Certified LEED Silver June 2020
  • Winner: Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), National Award of Merit, Educational Facilities, 2020

Through the development of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing Technology (CAMT), Clover Park Technical College sought to create a space that aligns with its overarching vision of "Transforming lives, enriching communities and enhancing futures by creating an environment of innovation, equity, and excellence through education." To meet the challenge of the Puget Sound's many unfilled manufacturing jobs, replace retiring labor, and maintain the region's competitive edge, the new 68,000-square-foot building’s design beautifully showcases best industrial practices. It provides students with an immersive experience meant to prepare them as quickly as possible for employment. From the second floor, visitors can view all the Center’s four programs in action: Advanced Composites, Manufacturing Technologies, Mechatronics, and Nondestructive Testing.

O'Brien360 worked with the client at concept design level review to propose strategy and ensure the project team continued to progress toward achieving LEED Silver. As a result of diligent attention and cost savings, the project team was able to add a 43kW PV array late in construction, which will provide over 4% of the building's annual energy use. Additional sustainable strategies resulted in reducing indoor water use by over 48%, outdoor water use by over 57%, the selection of healthy materials for improved indoor air quality, and the diversion of more than 79% of construction and demolition waste from the landfill.