The Universal Technical Institute (UTI), a national provider of technical education for automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians wanted a high profile location and creative architecture for their first Northern California location. The modern warehouse building was designed to reflect the cutting edge technology and education that UTI provides its students. While the facility is industrial in nature, they did not want a traditional “warehouse” look or feel to their building. As part of UTI’s mission statement, they state “Our values drive our reputation. Our reputation is the basis of our growing brand. Making our brand more powerful is essential to achieving our vision.  We strive to make a positive difference in the lives of the people we touch – students, customers, employees, shareholders and the communities in which we live and work.” This new facility reflects their drive to establish their reputation in the region and establish their brand as making a positive difference in the lives they touch. The facility is prominently situated on a highly visable location at Interstate 5 and Arena Boulevard. Because the back side of the building faces the Interstate, it was important to pay as much attention to the visual impact of the back side as the front side of the facilities. The project was completed in two phases and contains state of the art technical classrooms, labs, equipment, repair bays, paint booths and collision repair areas.


Sacramento, CA

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