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PCC dedicates new College Services Building
Photos and Story by James Hill
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PORTLAND, Ore. — The Board of Directors at Portland Community College christened the last building from the 2000 bond construction measure.
A few weeks ago, board members and college officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new College Services Building at the Sylvania Campus, 12000 S.W. 49th Ave. The three-story facility is 27,060 square feet and will house space for the parking and transportation, public safety and physical plant offices, maintenance shops and college warehouse. The cost of the building when completed will be $5.25 million.
The structure is located on the south side of the campus and is nestled into the hillside next to the automotive building. The building incorporates sustainable design with efficient heating and cooling features, efficient natural lighting with the polycarbonate wall system and light shelves. The area around the building also retains storm water that cleans and regulates water runoff.
The excavation material from the site has been used to construct retaining walls around the building and add hillside fill along the 49th Avenue sidewalk to improve safety and landscaping.
The architect on the project was Opsis Architects and the general contractor was Emerick Construction.
Portland Community College is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, serving approximately 88,200 full- and part-time students. For more PCC news, please visit us on the Web at www.pcc.edu/news. PCC has three comprehensive campuses, five workforce training and education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.