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Rock Creek Campus Expansion

Project Info

Portland Community College
Portland, Oregon
Completed in 2004

Hacker was the architect for the expansion and renovation of Portland Community College’s Rock Creek Campus, adjacent to an environmentally-sensitive Urban Growth Boundary. The project included two new buildings (Buildings 7 and 9) and renovations and additions to existing Buildings 2,3 and 5, including a new entry plaza.

Hacker’s addition to Building 7, the science building, develops the west and south exterior elevations to present a welcoming public image from the main student parking lot. The courtyard was re-landscaped and is now a more defined area for informal gatherings and smaller campus events. The 34,000 sf expansion increases PCC’s Science and Technology Building to a total of 94,000 sf and unites all of the college’s previously disparate science-based programs into one building.

In addition to Science Building 7, Hacker programmed and designed the Library & Administrative Building 9 and renovations to Buildings 2, 3 and 5. Building 9 houses the campus library, campus bookstore, classrooms, the registrar, counseling offices, financial aid, testing rooms, additional student services and administrative office space. Building 9 provides a dramatic and active presence along the entry drive, heightening the visitor’s sense of arrival and creating an energized “front door” for the college.