This afternoon was the Grand Opening of the new UTEC facility on Hurd Street. The facility is an architectural marvel, both inside and out, joining the historic St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (1839) with a brand new 7500 square foot, three story addition. The first floor of the addition features a cafe with an atrium (shown in the top and middle photos below) that showcases the merger of the two buildings. The second floor contains a dance studio/conference space. The third floor is the education space for students in UTEC’s GED program and the Lowell High Alternative Diploma Program. Within the church portion of the facility, the ground floor features a drop-in center for local youth with the main portion of the church (bottom picture) serving as a performance/conference space. UTEC makes many of these spaces available for rental and can also provide in-house catering. UTEC does great work in Lowell; it now has a space that fully complements its mission.