Butte College – Skyway Center

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Project Manager:

James Seegert

Project Details:

Project Name:

Butte College – Skyway Center


Chico, CA


Butte-Glenn Community College District


Calpo, Hom and Dong

Project Description:

This new facility includes the College’s automotive technology program, economic workforce development programs such as the Training Place/Contract Education, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Health Workforce Initiative, and the Foster/Kinship Care Education program. In addition, the building offers a new high school automotive technology program in partnership with the Butte County Regional Occupational Program (ROP).


Relocating to the Skyway Center allowed the automotive program to expand into a 22,662 square foot area which includes an auto shop lab with two “smart” classrooms, a computer lab, locker rooms, storage space, and offices. The automotive area is Green Repair Certified and contains 15 auto lifts, two alignment racks, three smog machines, two smog dynamometers, and new work benches built by Butte College welding students and Weiss-McNair.


The remainder of the building houses economic workforce development programs and offers 29,338 square feet. This space includes 7 “smart” classrooms, 2 conference rooms, open office space, work rooms, offices, storage areas, audio visual technology, and data/communications equipment. The finished building features an entirely new exterior skin, 20,000 square feet  of new interior concrete flooring,  high efficiency heating and cooling systems, high speed internet with WIFI, a new parking lot and site improvements, and future photovoltaic panel capabilities.


renovate the 1984 building, which was formerly the Austin’s Furniture Store. Renovation work to the 52,000 square foot building began in May 2011.