SSOE was recently selected to provide architectural and engineering design services for the new Michigan Statewide Carpenters and Millwrights Joint Apprenticeship & Training Center located in Detroit.
The new facility will be used to provide instruction to Detroit area carpenter and millwright apprentices and journeymen, and is anticipated to be able to train 150 – 200 students at a time. The facility will also house the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters offices and Local Union Representative offices. The project is currently in the design phases, but construction is anticipated to begin in March of 2020.
The training center will be a two-story building with steel frame and metal panel envelope for the training areas and will showcase materials and finishes performed by the carpenters and millwrights in the main entry and public areas. This new 130,000 SF (approximately) facility will consist of mixed use space consisting of office and administration areas, a multi-purpose room for career and vendor fairs (7,000 SF), classrooms for instructional use, two high bay work areas for hands-on learning (50,000 SF and 10,000 SF), welding lab (with self-contained filtration / ventilation system), bridge crane, council area / offices, (approximately 14,000 SF), and building support areas.