A Bridge for Tomorrow’s Innovators
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.
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.
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.