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The John J. Hemmingson Center

The John J. Hemmingson Center

The John J. Hemmingson Center is a transformational step in creating a Gonzaga community that reinforces the institution’s “whole and rigorous” vision for student development. The building plan grows out of an understanding of the site as a crossroads of campus, resulting from pedestrian patterns approaching the site from each corner. Specific program elements ...
Colville Tribal Government Center

Colville Tribal Government Center

The new 170,000 sf Colville Tribal Center provides a 21st century civic center and professional office environment for the community of 12 confederated tribes of the Colville Reservation. The design balances the aesthetics of tradition, culture, and a strong relationship to nature with those of progress and growth. The center includes shared-use meeting rooms, multi-use ...
Garnero Child Development Center

Garnero Child Development Center

Opsis Architecture provided design services for a 6,500 sf childcare facility on the Puyallup campus. The building is located adjacent but not within the defined campus building area, allowing for a clearer separation of uses and improved drop-off and pick-up by parents. The program includes a large multi-purpose room/gym to be used both for children’s physical ...
Gateway Arts Center

Gateway Arts Center

The Gateway Arts Center will define the entry threshold to Western’s core academic campus which strengthens WWU’s connections to the greater Bellingham and regional community. The 98,000 sf facility will contain public-oriented front door programs such as the Admissions Center, music and theatre performance venues, and the Western Gallery (art museum) with ...
Academic Instructional Center

Academic Instructional Center

The Western Washington University Academic Instructional Center is home to the graduate schools of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) and Psychology. In addition to providing much needed classroom space, computer labs, and 750 classroom seats at the south end of the campus, the AIC includes space for the public clinics run by the SCD and Psychology Departments. ...
Wade King Student Recreation Center

Wade King Student Recreation Center

The award-winning Wade King Student Recreation Center creates an iconic presence on the southern edge of campus and creating a new gateway to the campus.  The building is key component of the expansion of the campus around a new academic quad and the Academic Instructional Center, both designed by Opsis.  The center mediates between the athletic and academic precinct, ...
Firstenburg Community Center

Firstenburg Community Center

The 80,000 sf Firstenburg Community Center is a multi-use facility that combines recreational and community spaces with various public services. The project embodies the character of the community, provides convenient access to services, and brings together a diversified mix of users. The recreation program includes swim and warm water leisure/therapy pools, ...
Arts and Allied Health Building

Arts and Allied Health Building

The Performing Arts and Allied Health Building unites multiple disciplines into a hybrid facility that provides the campus and surrounding community with state-of-the art instructional spaces and a premiere performing arts center. The 61,600 sf LEED Gold certified building incorporates a variety of sustainable strategies including: a displacement ventilation ...
Rose Center for the Arts

Rose Center for the Arts

Located on a major boulevard, the Rose Center for the Arts extends the Lower Columbia College campus domain, defines the edge of campus and connects the community with the arts. This margin is delineated by a linear brick mass which filters traffic noise, while exterior glazing displays a series of music practice rooms, scaled to the street and vehicular movement. The ...
Cascade Park Community Library

Cascade Park Community Library

Opsis and Johnston Architects collaborated to provide comprehensive services for the design of a new $6.3 million branch library. The building also completing the Opsis designed masterplan for the site that includes the Firstenburg Community Center. This complex was conceived as a new “civic center” for the recently annexed portion of Vancouver – a place to ...
South District Master Plan

South District Master Plan

At Western Washington University, Opsis developed a precinct master plan for the South Campus expansion to establish the framework for development of new buildings, transit arrival plaza, parking structured and surface parking, vehicular service routes, pedestrian circulation and bicycle paths and in the South Campus District. The Master Plan vision included ...
Pierce College FS Master Plan

Pierce College FS Master Plan

Over the last 10 years Opsis has designed over 150,000 square feet of new facilities for the Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Campus. The framework for this major campus expansion has been our College Facilities long-range Master Plan. The planning process evaluated programs and facilities campus wide as to their relative functionality, quality and appropriate relationships. ...
Health Education Center

Health Education Center

Using Pierce College Fort Steilacoom’s new $8.9 million Health Education Center, the Diagnostic Health and Fitness Technician/Instructor program melds classroom instruction with the most technologically advanced laboratory equipment available. In the Health Assessment Laboratory, students gain critical, hands-on experience performing diagnostic tests ...
Health Education Center

Health Education Center

The 16,000 sf Health Education Building is a key component of the Pierce Puyallup long range plan for the development of comprehensive community college campus. Together with the College Center building completed in 2004, it creates an environment that encourages students to stay on this commuter campus throughout the day and into the evening. The project was student-funded ...
Student Union

Student Union

This new $9.7 million Student Union at Highline Community College features a dining center, bookstore, offices, meeting rooms, an Internet café and recreation facilities. An older two-story building was replaced with a three-story 47,000 sf structure that accommodates expanded student programs. Located at the center of campus, the new building provides a gathering ...
Rainier Science and Technology Building

Rainier Science and Technology Building

The Rainier Science and Technology Building was developed from the beginning of programming as an interactive and dynamic facility where the building becomes an integral part of the curriculum and learning pedagogy. This facility demonstrates how an integrated sustainable design approach can create real cost effective innovations that enhance learning. The 70,000 ...
Columbia Theatre Study

Columbia Theatre Study

Opsis worked with the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts to evaluate the creation of a cultural hub in downtown Longview with the renovation of the Historic Columbia Theater. This project was envisioned as a catalyst for re-invigorating the downtown area while also creating a central place to gather and celebrate the arts and life in Longview. Features of the design ...
College Center

College Center

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, ...
Penguin Student Union

Penguin Student Union

The Penguin Student Union project transformed an existing 1970’s facility into a vibrant campus center for student programs, government and organizations. A focal point of the addition is a two level performance space that also functions as a student lounge – large sliding glass walls acoustically separate the space when used for performances. The existing ...
Camas Community Center

Camas Community Center

The Camas Community Center design focused on taking advantage of its sloping site to frame dramatic views of Lacamas Lake and a new community park. The 64,000 sf, two story facility was planned with a two-court gymnasium, running track, rock climbing wall, leisure and lap pools and community rooms including a teen center, a senior center, kitchens and meeting rooms. The ...