opsis architecture

The College Center Building is a key facility for the fast-growing Pierce College campus to provide students with a full college campus experience. The student center anchors the south end of a new main quad that will become the focal point of the campus. The 71,000 sf program combines academic and student services together into one integrated facility.  A main 300 seat, two level dining hall forms the heart of the facility with views out to the campus through large bay windows.  An upper level café / lounge opens to grade connecting the sloping campus site through the building.  Student programs, government, bookstore and the newspaper are located immediately inside the entry for increased visibility.  Academic spaces including classrooms, faculty offices, science labs, and an open computer lab are brought together in the design to create “living-learning” environments. Since opening the Center has become the focus of campus life by creating a crossroads for students to interact. Opsis was design architect for this project with MSGS Architects serving as executive architect.

Award
Citation Design Award for AIA Southwest Washington Honor Awards, 2005

Stats

  • 71,000 sf
  • Completed 2004
  • Opsis Architecture - Design Architect
  • MSGS Architects - Executive Architect

Demonstrated Experience

  • Food service
  • Study lounges
  • Student government offices
  • Classrooms
  • Faculty offices
  • Science labs
  • Open computer labs
  • College Center
  • College Center
  • College Center
  • College Center
  • College Center
  • College Center
  • College Center
  • College Center

Stats

  • 71,000 sf
  • Completed 2004
  • Opsis Architecture - Design Architect
  • MSGS Architects - Executive Architect

Demonstrated Experience

  • Food service
  • Study lounges
  • Student government offices
  • Classrooms
  • Faculty offices
  • Science labs
  • Open computer labs
 
  • College Center
  • College Center
  • College Center
  • College Center
  • College Center
  • College Center
  • College Center