Facilities Master Plan
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.
The new 71,600sf facility houses general classrooms and specialized labs for automotive, carpentry, manufacturing and welding. New systems meet or exceed today's standards and code requirements. The layout includes; 'right sized' classrooms, labs and offices, open study areas, better circulation, and is ADA compliant. The project is designed and constructed to achieve a LEED Silver rating.
Mel Lindbloom Student Union
The 71,100sf Mel Lindbloom Student Union houses the Paper Tree Bookstore, Gator Grille food service, the Daily Grind, a new Recreation and Athletic Center, offics for Student Life . the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and varoius meeting rooms. The project is designed and constructed to achieve a LEED Silver rating.
The 54,000 square foot Science, Mathematics, and Technology (SMT) is one of the core classroom buildings. 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 pedestrian access to the new Trades Technologies building located on the north side of 320th and the new Mel Lindbloom Student Union building located on the south side of 320th. The street project began in June, 2013 and was completed in December, 2013.
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.
The Facilities Operation building was completed in 2011.
Kent Campus - Phase II
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
A significant renovation on mechanical systems, interiors, and the installation of new bleachers was completed in 2010.
Zgolinski 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.
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.
Kent Campus - Phase I
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.
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.
Campus Corner Apartments (Student Housing)
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
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.
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.
Bleha Performing Arts Center
The Bleha Performing Arts Center replaced the original PA building and was completed in spring 2003.
Campus Front Entry
The demolition of the old Trades & Industry (TI) complex 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.
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:
|2007 FCS Score||466|
|Building Size (gsf)||6,000|
|Approximate Replacement Size||7,800|
|2007 FCS Score||428|
|Building Size (gsf)||9,765|
|Approximate Replacement Size||12,700|
WETRC (Water Technology)
|2007 FCS Score||438|
|Building Size (gsf)||4,480|
|Approximate Replacement Size||5,824|
Auburn Center (Leased)
|Approximate Replacement size||8,410|