503-961-6440 Portland Area
100 W 13th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401
4800 Meadows Rd., Ste 360
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Oregon WBE Certified #8409
Architect — gLAs Architects LLC
Completion Date — June 2009
Project Cost — $12.5 million
Size — 75,000 square foot building on a 24.3 acre site
BHE Services — Mechanical, Electrical, Energy and Civil Engineering; Surveying; Lighting Design
For years Oregon Coast Community College was a school without a home; classes had been held in various buildings and former businesses along Highway 101. But in 2004 voters passed a $23.5 million bond permanent site. The State of Oregon also contributed $4.5 million.
BHE provided mechanical, energy, electrical and civil engineering; survey; and lighting design services for the college's main campus in Newport. The building includes two stories of general classrooms, computer classrooms, nursing wing, art classrooms, media center, video conferencing, and academic offices.
Mechanical systems include decoupled variable volume ventilation systems, hydronic heating (passive radiators), natural ventilation capability, air conditioning for high heat gain spaces, and plumbing systems. Electrical design included a new electrical service for the building, emergency power system, fire alarm system, lighting and lighting control systems. Included as part of the light/lighting control system was a daylight dimming system in selected classrooms. In addition, a study was performed to integrate a photovoltaic system into the electrical system. Civil engineering services included design of wastewater service, domestic and fire protection water distribution, natural gas service, and stormwater conveyance systems.
The building received a LEED Silver certification and is predicted to be approximately 30 percent more energy efficient than a Code building.
We also provided the same services for two new satellite campuses in Lincoln City and Waldport.
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