Butte College Welding Education Building

Oroville, CA

To accommodate the job demands in the local economy, Butte College recently opened a new $23 million Welding and Manufacturing Education facility. Buehler collaborated with JK Architecture and Slater & Son to design and construct the approximately 60,000 square foot Design-Build project.  The newly completed state-of-the-art facility includes a 35,000 square foot welding and fabrication shop area with 92 welding stations, a 10,000 square foot administration/classroom/lobby area, and a 15,000 square foot covered breezeway area. 

Quick Facts

  • Size: 60,000 SF
  • Architect: JK Architecture Engineering
  • The historic Camp Wildfire came within 100 feet of the project site.
  • Construction Cost: $23,000,000
  • Contractor: D.H. Slater & Son
  • The collaborative team approach overcame unimaginable barriers to the successful completion of the project; which was honored on a memorial beam labeled “Butte Strong.”
  • 2020 DBIA National Award - Best in Teaming
  • 2020 DBIA National Merit Award -  Educational Facilities 
  • 2020 DBIA WPR Regional Award