Portland Community College
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.