This content was published: March 7, 2016. Phone numbers, email addresses, and other information may have changed.

Five is Alive: Building 5 party highlights structure’s important uses

Photos and Story by

Last week, PCC officially opened its latest present – the renovated Building 5.

The grand-opening party included speeches, dancing (mostly impromptu), tours, cooking, studying, Poppie the Panther and, best of all, four cakes!

Nearly 150 faculty and staff are located in the new building, which opened in January. At 62,000 square feet, Building 5 is Rock Creek’s largest construction project funded by the 2008 voter-approved bond measure. The idea of the building is to be the hub of student life and activity. In total, Building 5 has six general purpose classrooms, a bookstore, expanded food services, study areas, a student government area, a dance classroom, office space for faculty, and a lab for the Food Science and Nutrition program. The original gym and weight room were given touch-ups as well.

Party on!

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, is the Director of Public Relations at Portland Community College. A graduate of Portland State University, James has worked as a section editor for the Newberg Graphic... more »

Poppie with speech bubble


Sorry, but the comments have been closed. If you see something that doesn't belong, please click the x and report it.

x by News: Rock Creek completes Building 9 projects that improve student services | PCC 7 years ago

[…] work began with relocating the bookstore to Building 5 after completion of a 62,000-foot-addition in January. This created space in Building 9 and allowed the college to improve its flow, efficiency and […]