HVCC Gene Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills
Troy, New York
Expected to be completed in 2019, the Gene Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills will be a $14.5 million, 37,000-square-foot state-of-the-art training and education facility on Hudson Valley’s Troy campus. The Advanced Manufacturing Technology program prepares graduates for immediate employment with high-tech manufacturing companies performing advanced machining processes that produce tooling and components used to make everything from electronics and defense equipment, to power generators and aerospace apparatus.
The center will allow the college to double enrollment in the degree program, plus add a new program to fill additional technically related jobs in management, sales, marketing and procurement. The project kicked off in 2015 with a $1 million leadership challenge gift from the Gene Haas Foundation and advanced in August 2016 with a $125,000 donation from Albany-based Simmons Machine Tool Corporation for the construction of a state-of-the-art electro/mechanical industrial maintenance lab.
Mosaic’s design houses student machining labs in the two-story west side of the building, flooded with natural light from clerestory windows. In the east wing, technical labs occupy the first floor and classroom and CAD labs fill the second. A center atrium connects the formal south entrance to the campus quad entrance, with visual transparency from north to south through the building. Highlighted within the center core are student capstone projects and donor displays. Glazing also brightens the faculty and advisement offices and conference rooms at the north facade.×