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Rock Creek Campus – Capital Improvements

Building 2 Weld Shop remodel

Welding technology student weldingRemodeled Weld Shop at Rock Creek Campus building 2Rock Creek Weld shop under remodel showing the manifold exhaust system and cutting areasGases pipes connections at Rock Creek Weld ShopGases pipes installed in each welding booth

Within the same square footage, the weld shop used by the Welding Technology program was refreshed with a new layout including 58 new welding booths, three of which are ADA accessible. The drivers of this renovation were the demand for flexible and upgraded technology, energy consumption, and health and safety considerations. The remodeled, state-of-the-art weld shop provides a powerful learning environment. The increased health benefits for its users are directly related to the investment in an exhaust system that works upon demand and saves energy for the college.

Students will have the ability to learn and practice different types of welding at any one of the booths. Additional features of the remodel are the ability to practice robotics at each station and the larger size booths that accommodate bigger projects.

Overview

Project manager: Zahava Jones
Design team: OPSIS Architecture
Contractor: Pence
Project budget: $6,000,000
Square footage: 10,000
Timeline: November 2019 – April 2021
Bond program funding: 2017

Dealer Services Technology building

Students walking around large CAT machinesStudent working on a CAT machine with a screwdriverStudent driving a CAT machineStudent working on a control panelRendering of new Dealer Service Technology Building

PCC Rock Creek is constructing a new building to support the college’s Dealer Service Technology Program and fulfill PCC’s commitment to its Caterpillar dealership partners with on-the-job training of skilled technicians. The new building will include classrooms; open industrial lab space; faculty space; tool room and additional storage space; and a large vehicle circulation yard.

PCC’s Dealer Service Technology Program combines technical and academic education with real world experience. The new facilities will allow students to pursue an Associate of Applied Science degrees in Dealer Service Technology and Caterpillar Power Generation while working on many types of Caterpillar equipment, including agricultural, construction, forestry, power generation and earthmoving equipment.

Overview

Project manager: Zahava Jones
Design-Build team: Robert Evans Company/CIDA
Project budget: $7,000,000
Square footage: 15,950
Timeline: February 2019 – February 2022
Bond program funding: 2017

Outreach
  • DSTB Open House: November 5, 2019
  • ThinkBIG Advisory Committee Meeting: September 19, 2019
  • Stakeholder Design Meeting (75% schematic design phase): August 14, 2019

Event Center parking lot upgrade

Rock Creek Parking lot ERock Creek Parking lot E site plan

Rock Creek Campus’ Event Center parking lot, also known as parking lot E, is being improved. This project will help increase the available parking, including more accessible parking on the west side of the campus. The site surrounding area is also enhanced with finished landscape and pathways connecting to the different destinations.

Overview

Project manager: Zahava Jones
Consultants: BRIC Architecture, Mazzetti/BHE Group, Landis Consulting and Ecotone
Project budget: $2,000,000
Timeline: August 2019 – May 2021
Bond program funding: 2017

Outreach
  • Feedback Opportunity at DSTB Open House: November 5, 2019

Building 7 Fume hood replacement and lab modifications

Overview

Project manager: Zahava Jones
Design team: TVA Architecture
Project budget: $700,000
Timeline: November 2019 – September 2020
Bond program funding: 2017

Entry landscape and sign

Rock Creek Campus monumental entry sign

To complement the realignment of Rock Creek Campus’ main entrance, P&CC has created a landscape plan that includes installing irrigation and adding mulch beds, plants, trees, shrubs and ground cover. In addition, a new campus entry sign will be installed with lighting.

Overview
Project completed

Project manager: Zahava Jones
Contractors: Cascadia Landscape and ES&A Sign and Awning Co.
Project budget: Under $400,000
Timeline: September 2019 – June 2020
Bond program funding: 2008

Outreach
  • Springville Road Phase II Open House: April 2, 2019

Fuel tanks above and below ground

EVREN Northwest Inc. was hired to assess the condition of existing fuel tanks at Rock Creek, Swan Island and Sylvania to provide the college with a set of recommendations based upon their findings. Recommendations included potential increases/decreases in capacity based on existing use, potential decommissioning, relocation, disposal, or sale of the existing tanks and their contents.

Overview
Project completed

Project manager: Tim Kremer
Consultant: EVREN Northwest Inc.
Project budget: $250,000*
Timeline: June 2019 – March 2020
Bond program funding: 2017

*District-wide budget

Childcare Center

Rock Creek Childcare Center exteriorRock Creek Childcare Center playgroundRock Creek Childcare Center exterior

Rock Creek Campus is now home to a new, purpose-built Childcare Center. The center opened fall 2019, with capacity to serve over 57 children while their parents study or work on campus. The facility includes four classrooms, covered outdoor play area and a nature-inspired playground. Rock Creek’s Childcare Center was designed by Scott|Edwards Architecture, which also designed the Childcare Center at Southeast Campus. Rock Creek’s new facility is on track to receive a Gold rating from Earth Advantage Commercial, a green building certification program.

Overview
Project completed

Project manager: Zahava Jones
Design team: Scott Edwards Architecture
Contractor: Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company
Project budget: $7,000,000
Square footage: 9,440
Timeline: May 2018 – September 2019
Bond program funding: Design 2008 bond; construction 2017 bond

Outreach
  • Open House/Ribbon Cutting ceremony: September 17, 2019
  • Meet and Greet Fruit and Flower Childcare provider: September 4, 2019
  • Meet and Greet Fruit and Flower Childcare provider: August 23, 2019

Entry realignment

Courtesy of Washington County

Rock Creek Campus entrance realignment diagram

Courtesy of Washington County

Rock Creek Campus entrance realignment diagram – closeup

This project, also known as Springville Road Phase II, includes realigning Rock Creek Campus’ main entrance with Northwest 178th Avenue and creating a signalized intersection to improve traffic flow and safety. This project includes the construction of bike lanes and sidewalks, as well as landscape, and street lighting. Other additional improvements part of this project include stormwater treatment and neighborhood bikeway signing and striping.

Overview
Project completed

Project manager: Washington County Matt Meier and P&CC Zahava Jones
Contractors: Oregon Mainline Paving
Project budget: PCC $500,000, Washington County $5,000,000
Washington County funding: Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP) and Transportation Development Tax
Timeline: February – September 2019
Bond program funding: 2008

Outreach
  • Springville Road Phase II Open House: April 2, 2019
  • Springville Road Phase II Open House: February 28, 2018

Building 7 roof renewal

Overview
Project completed

Project manager: Gary Sutton
Contractor: Garland Company
Cost at completion: $645,809
Square footage: 25,000
Timeline: June 2018 – July 2019
Bond program funding: 2017

Building 2 boiler replacement

Overview
Project completed

Project manager: Laura Ward
Contractor: JH Kelly
Cost at completion: $1,472,127
Timeline: July – November 2018
Bond program funding: 2017

Library remodel

Library shelves and computersPeope putting colorful sticker markers on a library blueprintPlanning blueprint surrounded by people with markers and sticky notesComfy chairs and tables at the library

In order to better serve students and promote the use of the Rock Creek Campus’ Library, P&CC is leading a redesign. This project is looking at relocating the Computer Resource Center from Building 2 to the Library along with redesigning under utilized space. The Library will continue to offer its regular services, such as reference desks, quiet study areas, meeting rooms, and the popular collaborative zone.

Overview

Project manager: Jody Giffin
Contractors: BRIC Architecture
Project budget and square footage: TBD
Timeline: TBD
Funding: 2008 bond and RC Campus funding

Outreach
  • Open House for Your Library Space: A CRT Participatory Action Research Project, December 2019.
  • Design Session II: Wednesday, July 31, 2019
  • Design Session: Monday, July 15, 2019
  • Library User Feedback Event: May 21, 2019

Building 3 HVAC and restrooms upgrade

Overview

Project manager: P&CC
Design team: Studio Petretti Architecture
Project budget: $500,000
Timeline: TBD
Bond program funding: 2017

Contact

If you have questions about the projects or would like to learn more about them, please contact Gina Valencia at gina.valencia@pcc.edu or 971-722-8416.