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Josh Partee

Sylvania Campus

Portland Community College

PCC Sylvania is the oldest and largest of the Portland Community College Campuses, opening in 1968. A generous bond allowed for a major multi-phased renovation and expansion of the campus starting in 2010.

Portland, Oregon

Client: GBD Architects

Building Size: 160,000 sf

Project Cost: $31 million

The design and construction team worked collaboratively over several years to create two new buildings and renovate over 25 different spaces ranging in size from 1,000 sf to nearly 100,000 sf. A challenging aspects of the project was creating functional swing space to house staff and students during the various stages of construction. Swing spaces were designed with future finished space in mind to minimize impact upon conversion. By strategically locating electrical equipment, devices, and light fixtures, future material costs and labor were reduced. Significantly challenging concrete structures dating from the Brutalism era of the 1960s and 70s required well thought out and innovative designs to avoid major structural conflicts and ensure MEP services perform to the sustainable standards adopted by Portland Community College.

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