Project Type:Higher Education, RuralProject Location:135 Werth Blvd.
Newberg, Oregon 97132
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Awards and Acknowledgements:AIA Committee on the Environment:2012 Top TenDesign Features:First Net-Zero Higher Education building in Oregon; highly effieicnt envelope; maximized passive strategies; efficient systems; user engagement; 29% local materials; 25% materials with recylcled content
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Portland Community College (PCC) is the largest institution of higher learning in Oregon and serves residents in five counties. The mission of PCC is to advance the long-term vitality of the region by delivering accessible, quality education to support the academic, professional, and personal development of the communities PCC serves.
As part of a bond measure to expand classroom space, PCC purchased a 15-acre site in Newberg, a small town in the Willamette Valley, to develop a new educational facility. The 13,500-square-foot PCC Newberg Center is the initial building in the master plan. A required street extension through the site and a future bypass right-of-way led the design team to position parking south of the street, adjacent to the bypass, creating a pedestrian-only campus to the north.
(Source: AIA COTE 2012)