Technology Development Center

Innovation on the Waterfront

The 10,000 square foot Technology Development Center at 1000 F Street is a unique hub for applied research and technical training, combining private sector needs with practical application of technologies and workforce training. The facility is used by Western Washington University and Bellingham Technical College, who jointly use the space in a unique collaboration.   It includes a common area available to the public for meetings and events.

Focus of the Center

The key focus of the TDC is composites R&D and education.  Industrial design, advanced materials applications and energy technologies are some of the applied areas.  BTC is hosting its new Composites Engineering Technology program for students


The Technology Development Center's features include:
  • 850-square-foot training room
  • 2,500-square-foot workforce development education and training lab
  • 3,800-square-foot applied research and development work area equipped with state-of-the-art direct air flow system and tooling equipment  
  • Distributed compressed air, vacuum mold, and dust collection systems 
  • Hosting capacity for visiting industry representatives 
  • Restrooms, vending, and kitchenette facilities
  • Two semi-truck-sized delivery doors
  • Wired rooms for media-ready capability