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Facilities Master Plan

Building Projects

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The master plan is updated every two years to reflect state funding decisions, programmatic changes and evolving facilities conditions.

Updates reflect projects that are underway or being planned over the next several years. They range from new construction to capital repairs and improvements, and are based on currently understood needs for buildings, infrastructure, and programs.

 
 

Current Projects

Trades & Industry Replacement

Trades and industry replacement

The Green River Community College Trades and Industry Complex (TI) is comprised of five aging buildings, TI-A, TI-B, TI-C, TI-D, and TI-E, which house the automotive, auto body, carpentry, manufacturing, and welding educational programs. TI-A, B, and C were built in 1966 and TI D and E in 1976. The complex is one of the original low cost, "cottage style" facilities at Green River that were built quickly to meet an immediate program need, without much regard for longevity. With the exception of TI-D that was renovated in 2002, the Trades buildings have not seen any improvements in more than 48 years.

See Project Details.


Student Life Replacement

Student Life Replacement

The Lindbloom Student Center (LSC) provides Student Affairs, Instructional, and Student Life support to Green River Community College students. However, the 36 year-old facility is structurally unsound, poorly configured to meet growing program needs, and unable to provide student services support beyond the minimal customer service standards.

For two decades the college has invested a disproportionate amount of resources into the failing LSC through numerous remodels, renovations, maintenance and repairs. Major structural defects have been identified, most notably inadequate seismic resistance. The building is at risk of major damage or collapse in the event of an earthquake, and does not meet life safety, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access, energy, and building code requirements.

See Project Details


Completed Projects

2013

Cedar Hall

The 54,000 square foot Science, Mathematics, and Technology (SMT) is one of the core classroom buildings at Green River Community College. Built in 1974, the facility was no longer able to meet the needs of the college, students and educational programs.

Renamed Cedar Hall, the renovation of this building improved student access, utilizes modern technology and provides room for growth. Cedar Hall is designed to be energy and mechanically efficient and was constructed to achieve a LEED Silver Rating with sustainable, durable materials. 

SE 320th Street Improvements

Safety, pedestrian and vehicular improvements on SE 320th included a storm detention system, curbs, sidewalks, gutters and illumination.  Existing overhead lines were installed underground.  The improvements provide access to the new Trades Building located on the north side of 320th and the new Student Life building located on the south side of 320th.

The street project began in June, 2013 and was completed in December, 2013.

2011

Salish Hall

Salish Hall

Salish Hall, completed in fall 2011, occupies 80,000 square feet. The increase in square footage allows for the replacement of undersized classrooms and labs.

 

Facilities Operations

The Facilities Operation building was completed in 2011.

 

2009

Kent Campus - Phase II

Kent Campus

Kent Campus Phase II, completed in summer 2009 occupies 43,000 square feet of the second and third floors of a new building constructed just south of Phase I. Connected by second and third floor sky bridges, the additional space creates the opportunity to expand class offerings.

 

PE Building Renovation

Gym

A significant renovation on mechanical systems, interiors, and the installation of new bleachers was completed in 2010.

 

2008

Zgolinski Welcome Center

Exterior of Welcome Center

The Welcome Center, completed in spring 2008 was created by adding to and renovating the OEA Building. The Center offers new students all the services in one convenient location.

For information, visit the Welcome Center.

 

2007

Marv Nelson Science Learning Center

Marv Nelson Science Learning Center

The new Science Building replaced the ST complex and was completed in spring 2007.

A new facility allows the college to accommodate increasing enrollment pressure and provide accredited science programs needed to keep reen River current with industry and marketplace demand. The building provided the opportunity to centralize the college’s 'wet lab' science programs, to include chemistry, physics, astronomy, life sciences, geology, and health sciences within one location.

 

2005

Kent Campus - Phase I

Exterior of Kent Campus

Green River Community College opened a new 22,600 square foot classroom facility at Kent Station in downtown Kent in September, 2005. The new Green River Kent Campus is part of a $100 million mixed use retail and transit center bordering First and Fourth avenues, east of the Regional Justice Center.

Kent Campus will offer credit classes during both the day and evening, some of which will be integrated with distance learning. In addition to credit classes, the Kent Campus will host a variety of student services including registration, advising, COMPASS assessment, textbook sales, and library services. Job skills training in a variety of business and computer skills, customized corporate training, and the Small Business Assistance Center will also be offered.

For the latest information on Kent Campus programs and services visit Kent Campus.

Technology Center

Entrance

The Technology Center, funded as a growth project, was completed in spring 2005.

The Center provides a state-of-the-art training facility for aviation and information technology programs.

The Technology Center was the first stage of a master plan initiative to locate two new major buildings on the former athletic field close to the center of the main campus. The site is located adjacent to parking and accommodates a plan to include storm detention, landscaping, pathways and plaza provisions. The Center is constructed using campus building standards, sustainable design and energy standards, and most importantly, a focused approach toward meeting the critical programmatic needs of the college.

The Technology Center is directly adjacent to the new Science Center.

2004

Campus Corner Apartments (Student Housing)

Exterior

New housing for students is located to the west of Parking Lot K. Campus Corner Apartments was completed in September 2004, in time for fall quarter occupancy. For information on student housing, please visit Campus Corner Apartments.

 

International Programs Office Building

Exterior

The International Programs Office Building (IVD) replaced the original International Programs Office and is located southeast of the IVC building. This project was completed in fall 2004. For information on International Programs, visit International Programs.

 

Kennelly Commons

Kennelly Commons

The Kennelly Commons, developed on the site of the old Performing Arts building, provides a new central open space and focus for the campus. The project was completed in fall 2004.

 

2003

Bleha Performing Arts Center

Bleha Performing Art Center

The Bleha Performing Arts Center replaced the original PA building and was completed in spring 2003.

 

Unfunded Projects

Campus Front Entry

The demolition of the old Trades & Industry (TI) complex in 2015 provides an opportunity to reconfigure the main campus entrance. This new straight-in continuation of SE 124th Ave. will significantly improve traffic flow. It will also allow the restoration of a stream that is currently in a culvert under the old TI complex. (See Future Front Entrance)

Lindbloom Student Center Replacement

As described in the student fee funded Student Life project, the 36 year-old Lindbloom Student Center is structurally unsound, poorly configured to meet growing program needs, and unable to provide student affairs support beyond the minimal customer service standards. It is a prime candidate for replacement. A Student Affairs facility will require capital funding.

Replacing the Student Affairs functions in a new facility located near the new campus entrance also provides an opportunity to replace several old smaller structures. Programs located in the Continuing Education building (a 960 sf portable) built in 1968 and the Human Resources building, a 1116 sf frame structure built in 1969 are ideal candidates for inclusion in a new student services building.

The 8,448 sf OEB academic building constructed in 1969 has a 2007 FCS score of 648, well in the replacement category. Programs housed in OEB will also be moved to this new student service/academic programs facility. (See Future Student Affairs)

Other Capital Needs

Other candidates for Replacement Funding include:

Maintenance Center

Date Constructed

1977

2007 FCS Score

466

Building Size (gsf)

6,000

Approximate Replacement Size

7,800

Administration Building

Date Constructed

1976

2007 FCS Score

428

Building Size (gsf)

9,765

Approximate Replacement Size

12,700

WETRC (Water Technology)

Date Constructed

1982

 2007 FCS Score

438

Building Size (gsf)

4,480

Approximate Replacement Size

5,824

Auburn Center (Leased)

Net leased 7292
Approximate Replacement size 8410