Clark College at WSU-Vancouver

  • LOCATION: Vancouver, WA
  • COMPLETED: 2005

OVERVIEW

LSW collaborated with Clark College, WSU Vancouver, teaching staff, and local healthcare partners on the design and construction of Clark College’s first major satellite facility, located on the WSU Vancouver campus.

The 65,700 sq. ft. building houses classrooms, teaching labs, science rooms, computer labs, study spaces, and meeting rooms. The first two floors are used for general education while the third  floor houses Clark College’s nationally-recognized nursing program. Given the potentially changing needs for the first two floors, it was important that the building design be flexible to accommodate future needs and changing curricula.

In the nursing facilities, the design revolves around providing opportunities for real-world training. LSW and the College collaborated with healthcare partners in designing the technical lab spaces.  Subsequently, students are able to simulate real world situations in nursing, critical care, and operating rooms, among others, to best prepare for their field of work.