The site is located in Winterville, North Carolina

Pitt Community College New Welding Building

Project Description

The Pitt Community College (PCC) Welding Technology Department opened in 1978 with only four welders and has grown to be the largest welding program in North Carolina. JKF Architecture was selected to a design a new, state-of-the-art Welding Building on the main campus of PCC in late 2022. The facility is approximately 32,000 SF and will immediately emerge as one of the largest facilities for welding education in North Carolina.

The building includes multiple fabrication bays for both beginner-level and advanced welding, as well as a robotics welding lab. The facility includes multiple general-purpose classrooms located in close proximity to the lab, faculty offices, conference area, and restrooms. The fabrication labs have been designed with large rollup doors at multiple points of entry that opens directly to the exterior of the building to accommodate either large equipment or offer additional covered outdoor lab space when necessary. A large, fenced-in yard is located behind the building for storage and secure outdoor training space. With multiple welding manufacturing facilities, welding/fabrication shops, pressure vessel fabricators, piping companies, boat manufacturers, and construction-based fabrication shops located nearby, this new building will train the next generation of welders for years to come.