The Barlow Building was a design/build project that houses the heavy duty diesel, machine technology, industrial automation and computer aided drafting and design programs. The design/build team’s primary objective was to produce a building that meets the needs and expectations of a flexible, functional and efficient facility. The flexibility of the building has been realized with partners prom industry providing more advanced equipment to enhance this premier technical education facility.
Close collaboration between design architect and contractor provided cost efficiencies and an expedited construction period. In addition, environmental considerations informed the design of energy systems required to cool, heat and power the facility. Care was taken to maximize the impact of building siting, design and materials on energy savings–while blending harmoniously with the Wasatch Mountains.