A Bridge for Tomorrow’s Innovators

Clark College — Columbia Tech Center

Clark College Columbia Tech Center


LSW completed the pre-design study and design of Clark College at Columbia Tech Center. This 70,000 SF building offers comprehensive program to an important campus, located right in the heart of Vancouver's tech community and within walking distance of several high schools. Highlights include specialized science labs, computer-based instruction, offices, study space, and a community/business training center.

Key Stats


Clark College


Vancouver, WA

Total Square Footage

70,000 SF

Sustainability Certification


Completion Date


CC - Tech Center Stair
CC - Tech Center Study
CC - Tech Center Lab

A Community Bridge

The building provides an avenue for Clark College to foster relationships with local businesses and industry partners, which supports the College's strategic vision. As a satellite campus, it was important that the building exterior remain consistent to the Clark College standards; brick, precast concrete, and aluminum composite panels contribute to its sense of identity.

Clark County Tech Center Wide

Key Sustainability Features

In keeping with the College’s sustainability goals, the building is LEED™ Gold Certified. Some of the key features include wind turbines and photovoltaic cells on the roof, which provide an alternative source of energy while showcasing sustainability features.

Energy Use Intensity

Modeled EUI