Building Campaign


A permanent building for UTEC means a permanent commitment to gang peacemaking, alternative education and workforce development for youth. In addition, this local project, integrating green design methods, will bring jobs and attention to Lowell.

In February 2006, UTEC purchased the former St. Paul’s United Methodist Church building to serve as UTEC’s permanent home with the intention of expanding the structure to meet the needs of a youth constituency. UTEC’s building project will dramatically improve the quality of mediation, education, arts and job training that UTEC provides on a daily basis in a community identified as among the most disadvantaged in the country. The project included renovation of the existing historic building (built in 1839) and construction of a new 3-floor addition (8,000 square feet) attached to the existing structure. The overall building includes a new café (open to the community in 2013) on the first floor, a performance center on the second floor, and new classrooms for UTEC’s alternative education and GED programs on the third floor. The project has increase UTEC's capacity to serve youth through our most intensive programs.

Our Green Building Grand Opening was held on November 13th, 2012.  At that celebration UTEC announced that we have received LEED Platinum certification, making UTEC the oldest, "greenest" building in the country.

Special thanks to all our sponsors who got us to this point:



Click on the fact sheet to the right for details on all of the green features
of our new building.

We expect to be the first LEED Platinum Building in the Merrimack Valley
and the Oldest Building in the country to gain LEED Platinum status!

New building will be on:
34 Hurd Street
Lowell, MA 01852

Electric Charging Station:
Electric vehicles can park right in front of UTEC on the Warren Street side, with free parking and charging through 2013! Our electric vehicle charging station can be unlocked with the ChargePoint ChargePass card, so no need to use your credit card.

Our project will bring the following benefits to the community:

  • 100 new construction jobs with UTEC serving as a pre-apprenticeship site for carpentry students.
  • 25 new permanent full-time positions within UTEC for low-income residents of Lowell.
  • UTEC's youth center will become a community education center for green design and will have the distinction of being the OLDEST platinum LEED certified building in the country. Click for more information about LEED certification.

To make a donation to our capital campaign please click here.

For more information or to donate, please contact :
Gregg Croteau
UTEC Executive Director
(978) 265-7173