Picture This: Wayne Community College Automotive & Collision Repair Building

Casey Ho By: Casey Ho

This inaugural design-build project for the North Carolina Community College system was completed by Daniels and Daniels Construction Company, Moseley Architects, and Timmons Group. Timmons Group provided civil engineering, landscape architecture, survey, geotechnical investigation, and subsurface utility engineering for  the building.


The automotive building is approximately 34,000 SF and houses all of the College’s automotive and collision repair facilities like classrooms, bays, work rooms, and offices that were originally located throughout four separate buildings on campus.


The new building was strategically designed for future expansions with the back of the building offering lab areas and open spaces that can be used for collaborative meetings and training in the future.


The building was originally located on the emergency and truck driving training pads, so Timmons Group worked closely with the College to relocate the driver training courses.


The team reworked the existing parking areas and service roads in order to provide the proper turning radii and run out distances in order to successful complete all maneuvers that the College is currently training. The first phase of the project was to relocate the training pads so that there was no down time in training operations. After the new training pad had been installed, construction began on the new automotive building.