IBEW Training Center

The building provided a new home for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and was developed jointly between IBEW and Warren Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust Fund (WEJA).  The building includes classrooms and learning labs which expand the educational offerings of the WEJA. A variety of materials dress the façade of the building and create an exciting entry element on the generally rural site.


IBEW Training Center


The IBEW needed a flexible floor plan where large learning labs and meeting rooms could be mixed with smaller classrooms without significantly overbuilding the facility.  The client also desired a budget friendly exterior with a formal entry and offices that were separate from the evening classroom facility.


A pre-engineered steel structure was selected to provide the client the large open spaces desired.  The open design would also allow the flexibility to reconfigure interior spaces as needed. Metal siding with a complementary block skirt for durability were used on the secondary façades of the building to address budget concerns. A blend of colors in smooth and split-face concrete block along with decorative EIFS patterns and strongly contrasting metal fascia create visual interest calling attention to the building entrance.