November 18, 2016
For Immediate Release

Lower Columbia College is pleased to announce that two campus buildings have been awarded the 2016 Excellence in Masonry Award from the Masonry Institute of Washington (MIW).

The MIW awards honor outstanding architectural design where masonry products—brick, concrete block, stone, tile, terrazo and marble—figure prominently into the overall building design. Awards were featured in the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce (DJC), November 10, 2016.

Health & Science Building - Honor Award: Higher Education

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LCC's new 70,000 square foot Health & Science Building received an honor award. Masonry products scale two stories of the building. Sloped roofs float over glazed openings to reduce scale.Translucent solar panels are integrated into the overhangs, offering a view of the future science of solar energy.

  • Mason contractor: RMC/Romi Masonry Construction
  • Architect: Leavengood Architects, Rovelstad Architects
  • General contractor: Emerick Construction Co.
  • Masonry supply: Mutual Materials
The building houses all LCC healthcare and science programs under a single roof for the first time in the college's 80-year history.Technology-enabled classrooms and labs, outfitted with the latest in scientific equipment, prepare students for in-demand careers in science, engineering, nursing and other healthcare fields.

Health & Science Building

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Health & Science Building

Gym & Fitness Center - Merit Award: Higher Education

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LCC's renovation of the 1960s era Myklebust Gymnasium received a merit award. The project integrated the 57-year old structure in an urban campus context by utilizing extensive exterior brick, contrasting exposed steel products, and maximizing transparency.

  • Mason contractor: Massie & Sons
  • Architect: Rovelstad Architects, Leavengood Architects
  • General contractor: JWC Construction
  • Masonry supply: Mutual Materials

The building features a gym; fitness center; classroom space for dance, yoga, health and continuing education classes; community spaces; coaching offices, locker rooms, a study lounge and a juice bar.

Gym & Fitness Center

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Gym & Fitness Center

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All awards were featured in a Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce special masonry tab, November 10, 2016: 2016 Excellence in Masonry Design Awards.

Lower Columbia College buildings are listed on page 5 and 6.

News and Media Contact:

 Wendy Hall, Vice President, Effectiveness & College Relations, Lower Columbia College


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