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November 10, 2016
Mason contractor: Massie & Sons
Architect: Rovelstad Architects, Leavengood Architects
Owner: Lower Columbia College
General contractor: JWC Construction
Mason supply: Mutual Materials
Lower Columbia College’s new Fitness Center & Myklebust Gymnasium combines an innovative remodel of an aged 1960s concrete structure and a new fitness center.
To integrate the new structure within its urban-campus context, construction followed a path of high-density development where building forms maximized transparency and are sculpted to respect fire separation clearances.
Masonry products defined the fire separation and blended the 57-year-old structure with the new. The exposed steel products contrasted with the masonry exterior demonstrated the strength and beauty of the building.
Combining the new with the old, the 34,650-square-foot building utilizes extensive exterior brick and CMU, connecting this innovative building to the campus and the community.