World's oldest LEED Platinum certified building!



A permanent building for UTEC means a permanent commitment to gang peacemaking, alternative education and workforce development for youth. 

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 Café UTEC on the first floor, a performance center on the second floor, and new classrooms for UTEC’s education 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.

Electric Charging Station on Warren Street

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

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