2009-11 Capital Budget Request
The 2009-11 Capital Budget Request is designed to accomplish the following:
Build facilities to accommodate workforce development in high demand science,
health occupations, basic skills and technical training programs
Expand instructional space to accommodate and adapt to growing and changing
Protect the state’s investment by making critical repairs
Replace the worst facilities in the system
Include matching funds to encourage local support of colleges and build partnerships
Collaborate with universities and K-12 to build cost-effective higher education
centers and distance education sites and skill centers on two-year college campuses
Provide for construction of new instructional buildings at Spokane Falls Community
College, Lake Washington Technical College, South Puget Sound Community
College and Clover Park Technical College
The community and technical college capital budget request addresses deteriorating facilities and
increasing enrollment demand, and seeks to strengthen the CTCs within their communities.
Two factors have created a facilities crisis in Washington’s community and technical college
Many campus buildings have reached the end of their useful life
Enrollment continues to grow
Research indicates that population growth alone will generate about 5,000 new enrollments
during 2009-11 assuming current participation rates.
College enrollment is growing –
Washington’s population is growing, and with that growth, more citizens are seeking
access to higher education
A persistent shortage in health care and other high demand occupations is creating
new demands for training programs
A growing number of immigrants in Washington need access to English language
instruction, job training, and education
High dropout rates in high schools have created growth in adult basic education
classes because the job market requires much higher skills
The combined result of these factors is the colleges are filled to capacity. Many colleges are
over-enrolled. In 2006-07, our colleges served 132,033 full-time equivalent (FTE) state-
supported students on 34 college campuses and dozens of satellite locations.
Many college buildings need major repair, renovation or replacement. The college system has a
significant number of buildings that were originally designed for other purposes, or were
constructed quickly and inexpensively when the college system was created to serve the Baby
Boom generation in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
College facilities built to educate the Baby Boom generation simply aren’t adequate for the
higher education needs of new generations. The buildings are unable to accommodate the
volume of students attending college today with the technology needed for today’s curriculum.
In 2007, the college system contracted with an independent team of engineers and architects to
evaluate college-owned facilities in order to determine needs and develop priorities for the
capital budget request. This facility condition survey determined that nearly half of the 16.3
million square feet of college-owned facilities reviewed are in need of major renovation,
remodeling or replacement today.
Facility Condition Survey, Fall 2007
Facility Condition GSF Percent
Immediate Replacement 2,041,705 12.5%
Needs Major Renovation 3,248,533 19.9%
Needs Improvement 2,709,502 16.6%
Adequate 4,465,947 27.3%
Superior 3,865,668 23.7%
The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, in collaboration with the colleges,
established three primary goals for the 2009-11 capital budget:
1. Renovate facilities to accommodate the technology needed for 21st century education
2. Protect the state's investment by making critical repairs and replace the worst
buildings in the system.
3. Expand the capacity of campuses to provide current and future students with access to
higher education and to increase effective participation across the state.
Two-thirds of the budget request is dedicated to renovations, replacements, and repairs. These
high-priority projects represent the colleges’ dedication to stewardship, to meeting the training
needs of employers, and to keeping facilities safe and relevant for students, faculty, and staff.
The remainder of the capital budget request is for growth projects, minor improvements and
locally funded projects.
Community and Technical Colleges
2009-11 Capital Budget Request - $549.6 million
Program Breakdown Project Type Summary
Childcare Other Minor Works
The budget request also reflects the need to accommodate enrollment growth. To keep up with
demand, CTCs have scheduled classes from early morning to late at night and on weekends.
Leased and loaned facilities are used to extend educational opportunities. But, colleges are
significantly over capacity now and projections indicate demand will continue to escalate.
Legislators have recognized the facility needs of the CTCs in recent years and responded by
increasing investments in the campuses. These improvements are making a difference, but a
higher level of funding is needed in the years ahead for the colleges to provide students with
current, safe educational environments.
Despite recent efforts by the Legislature, the colleges are still suffering from a long history of
limited investment in facilities. Funding has not been sufficient to support a system that serves
more than 60 percent of the state’s higher education students.
The system’s proposed capital budget for 2009-11 calls for spending $549.6 million to repair,
renovate and expand college facilities. The request will allow colleges to:
Ensure that students who enter job training programs will have access to the modern
facilities, technology and equipment they need to learn new skills or upgrade existing
Provide the classroom space needed to serve the record number of high school
graduates headed to college in the next 10 years.
Develop facilities to accommodate the increasing number of Washington adults who
need basic education and/or English language instruction.
Protect the state’s investment in existing structures by making repairs and
renovations. There is a critical need for repairs to buildings that, in some cases, are
more than 50 years old. Renovation has been proposed when it is economical and
will result in a significant extension of building life. Many renovations will also result
in greater capacity to handle projected enrollment demand.
Expand capacity by 4,832 FTEs through the addition of almost 329,450 square feet in
new major construction in 2009-11. When combined with funded but incomplete
projects already in the pipeline, facilities will support a total growth of 10,970 FTE
The attached table provides a detailed listing of projects totaling $549.6 million, representing the
highest priority needs of the system. This investment will ensure that the colleges are able to
provide quality higher education to Washington residents and develop the skilled workers
business needs to be competitive in today’s global economy.
PRIORITIES OF THE PROPOSED 2009-11 CAPITAL BUDGET
These projects were selected by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges to
preserve existing facilities while improving the quality and capacity of instructional space
statewide. They are listed in priority order.
REPAIRS AND MINOR IMPROVEMENTS (RMI) AT 34 COLLEGES - $16.0 MILLION
1. Repairs and Minor Improvements (RMI)
The RMI budget category provides each college with funds to meet unforeseen emergency repair
expenses and to cover the cost of a biennial survey of college facility conditions. The RMI
budget is also used by the State Board to maintain a $3.0 million statewide emergency reserve
account to supplement local resources in the event of major facility emergencies, such as major
mechanical and electrical failures, and a $1.2 million reserve for hazardous materials abatement.
RMI funding is top priority in the capital budget because it provides colleges the flexibility to
repair health and safety problems that cannot be anticipated, and it also provides a central
emergency reserve account to respond to more costly unforeseen problems.
REPAIRS “A” AT 34 COLLEGES - $30.7 MILLION
Each biennium, the community and technical colleges commission a professional survey of the
condition of their facilities by architects and engineers who identify problems, rate the
seriousness of each deficiency and evaluate the urgency of proposed repairs on each campus.
The seriousness of each problem is determined by its impact on the health and safety of students
and staff, and the likelihood that failing to correct a problem would prevent the use of the facility
for its intended purpose, or would increase long-term operating and repair costs. Each element is
weighted to produce an overall ranking of repair needs.
This year’s survey identified $30 million in critical Repair “A” projects that must be addressed
no later than 2007-09.
Funds for these repairs will be divided as follows:
2. $9.5 million for roof repairs at 25 colleges, where roof deterioration threatens classrooms
and support space.
3. $18.5 million for facility repairs at 29 colleges. These facilities and buildings are otherwise
sound but have electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems that are old, worn and inefficient. They
must be replaced or repaired to correct potential hazards and ensure adequate ventilation of labs,
shop areas, and classrooms.
4. $2.7 million for site repairs at 10 colleges. These infrastructure repairs are necessary to
eliminate hazardous conditions on walkways, parking lots, and roadways; replace failing
infrastructure; and increase site safety.
MATCHING FUND PROJECTS - $14.0 MILLION
Community and technical colleges continue to seek ways to improve their facilities and
equipment without depending totally on appropriations of state capital funds. Private donors –
such as businesses, individuals, philanthropic groups and foundations – often seek to leverage
support of a community or technical college by requiring a “match” of their contribution. The
State Board seeks state funding to match gifts from private and non-state sources to improve
community and technical college facilities. The highest priority matching proposals for the
5. Yakima Grandview-College/City Library - $2.0 million
Jointly develop a 12,000 square foot library with the City of Grandview on the YVCC
Grandview Campus. The project is an opportunity for the city and college to acquire greatly
improved library services by sharing the initial cost of construction and cooperating in the
ongoing operation and maintenance of the facility.
6. Peninsula Fort Worden Education Center - $2.0 million
The State Parks Department will need to relocate the college’s satellite program from its current
leased facility on the Fort Worden Site. Partnering with State Parks, Peninsula will remodel the
14,135 square foot Building 202 as a permanent location for the college. The comprehensive
renovation of the historic building will provide Peninsula College a unique and highly visible
facility that serves the educational needs of Jefferson County.
7. Olympic Sophia Bremer Child Development Center - $2.0 million
Develop a 9,300 square foot Sophia Bremer Child Development Center. The new state-of-the-
art center will provide care for up to 93 children from infancy to 5 years, a growth of 40 percent.
The facility will also accommodate Olympic College’s unique school-age program for children
up to 10-years-old and its active evening program. The center will include a parent resource
room, kitchen, and small conference room.
8. Spokane Falls Stadium and Athletic Fields - $2.0 million
Renovate the P.E. Annex and upgrade the stadium soccer field and adjacent playing fields with
artificial field/turf, solving an acute access problem and allowing for more intensive all-year use
of fields. A warm-up track will be constructed around play fields. The building upgrades will
address critical repair backlog issues necessary to extend the useful life of the building and
improve the quality of space.
9. Bellingham Fisheries Technology Program - $2.0 million
Construct a new 6,610 square foot building on Whatcom Creek to house the BTC Fisheries
Technology program. The facility replaces a structure originally constructed in 1947, which is
no longer functional. The existing building needs to be replaced to maintain a program that has
been a leader in fisheries training since its inception 28 years ago. The new building will include
classrooms, wet and dry labs, as well as public viewing and interpretive displays.
10. Lower Columbia Myklebust Gymnasium - $2.0 million
Remodel and enlarge the existing 21,500 square foot facility with a 12,000 square foot addition
to meet current student needs, adding a general classroom and multipurpose classroom spaces for
fitness, weight training, and student interaction space. The project will bring the entire facility
up to code for life-safety standards and add an elevator to ensure ADA access to second level.
11. Wenatchee Music and Arts Center - $2.0 million
The college plans to renovate the 20,332 square foot Eagles Hall Building and add 4,235 square
feet to combine the arts and music program into one facility. Current programs are scattered
around the campus with little thought to adjacency or proper arrangement of space for the
functions served. The renovated facility will provide a safe and secure building with improved
access, reasonable infrastructure, and comply with current codes.
MINOR IMPROVEMENTS AT 34 COLLEGES - $20.1 MILLION
12. Minor Improvements
These projects cost less than $1 million each in state funding, but represent solutions to
immediate problems and needs on 34 community and technical college campuses. Many of these
projects illustrate the colleges’ need to continually update and renovate their facilities. Some
North Seattle – Relocate the Watch Technology Program
Bellevue – Upgrade technology in classrooms
Big Bend – Upgrade electrical service
Walla Walla – Upgrade the Culinary Arts Program
Lake Washington – Replace the aging phone system
Clover Park – Upgrade utilities in Building 5
REPLACEMENT PROJECTS AT 17 COLLEGES - $235.0 MILLION
The community and technical college system has maintained poorly designed and constructed
structures dating from the 1960s and early 1970s. This request replaces ill-suited, older structures
and temporary portables. New facilities are designed for the functions they serve, and will
improve the quality and utilization of space at the colleges.
13. Green River Humanities and Classroom Building - $27.9 million
Construct a 69,762 square foot facility to provide general classroom and office space for
business, English, humanities, and social science departments. This building will replace six
buildings, providing a modern, technologically enhanced educational environment.
14. Seattle Central Wood Construction Center - $25.9 million
Construct a new 58,132 square foot Wood Construction Center, replacing five old and
inadequate buildings. This center is the most comprehensive technical training facility for the
wood construction trades in the state of Washington, providing training opportunities for workers
participating in three wood construction trade programs. The new facility will allow for
additional programs and increased access.
15. Columbia Basin Vocational Building - $21.2 million
Construct a 65,000 square foot building to replace the Vocational Building. This facility will
provide an efficient, effective, and safe learning atmosphere for four occupational areas:
automotive technology, auto-body, welding, and machine technology plus the material science
16. Peninsula Business and Humanities Center - $35.4 million
Construct a 69,950 square foot academic facility with general purpose classrooms, art studios,
music practice and rehearsal rooms and a lecture/performance hall. The project provides
instructional space for business, humanities, basic skills, art and music programs. It will increase
access to programs for students and create a contemporary educational environment with updated
17. Spokane Falls Chemistry and Life Science Building - $29.3 million
Construct a new 69,825 square foot science building to replace the Chemistry and Life Sciences
Building. The new building will include classrooms and laboratories with updated technology
and teaching spaces, as well as support space and offices.
18. Spokane Technical Education Building - $32.3 million
Construct a new 70,000 square foot Technical Education building to house related
manufacturing, construction and technical training programs in a facility specifically designed
for those programs. The programs will benefit from adjacencies and shared use of well-equipped
technical training shops and labs.
19. Everett Index Hall - $2.3 million
Design a 69,350 square foot replacement for Index Hall (four older, inefficient buildings). The
new facility will provide high quality instructional space for nursing and allied health programs
and will accommodate an additional 367 FTES.
20. Green River Trades and Industry Building - $2.6million
Design a 63,200 square foot replacement for the Trades and Industry Complex. The complex is
comprised of five aging buildings which house automotive, auto body, carpentry, manufacturing
and welding. The new facility will improve instructional effectiveness and help meet the
demand for qualified graduates in the industrial trade’s arena.
21. Bellingham Instructional/Learning Resource Center - $29.1 million
Construct a 68,685 square foot building that will provide space for professional-technical
programs and include appropriate lab space and infrastructure. This facility will replace three
small buildings that lack adequate mechanical systems, ADA access and restrooms. The new
building will include classrooms, offices, a library, and meeting space.
22. Skagit Valley Academic and Student Support Services Building - $2.1 million
Design a 66,133 square foot building to replace Lewis Hall. The new facility will include up-to-
date classrooms, computer labs and lab facilities to accommodate basic skills instruction and
coordinated student services. It will include expansion of the student learning center, tutoring
space, small seminar rooms, and classrooms with language labs for ESL students.
23. Lower Columbia Health and Science Building - $3.0 million
Design a 69,875 square foot replacement for the outdated Science and Physical Science
Buildings. The new facility will house the science and allied health programs, and will include
modern lab and teaching spaces. The building will also co-locate related programs currently
housed in four buildings.
24. Grays Harbor Science and Math Building - $3.6 million
Predesign to construct a 69,778 square foot building to replace the outdated 300 Building. The
new facility will house physical and life science, nursing, natural resources, mathematics and art
25. Seattle Central Seattle Maritime Academy - $2.9 million
Design a new 27,509 square foot facility to house the maritime technology lab and classroom
building with adequate support space, administrative and faculty offices. The facility will
contain general classrooms and labs designed around maritime training activities. The building
will also be designed to provide storage for marine equipment, life boat, and small craft storage.
The design of the building will allow the doubling of programs mandated by the US Coast
26. Yakima Valley Palmer and Martin Replacement - $15.5 million
Design and Construct the replacement of the 52 year old Palmer Hall and the 65 year old Martin
Hall with a new 35,775 square foot building. The new facility will house early childhood
education, art, modern languages, and speech and communication programs. The building will
include classrooms, labs, faculty offices and student support spaces that are adequately sized and
include appropriate technology.
27. Olympic Arts and Music Building - $0.3 million
Predesign the replacement of the 48 year old Theater, and 40 year old Arts and Music Buildings
with a 75,000 square foot College Instructional Center. The new facility will consolidate the
Nursing program on the main campus (currently split between the Bremerton Campus and
Poulsbo) as well as support drama, art, and music programs. The building will contain multi-
purpose space and will provide for larger assembly space in lecture halls and the stage acting lab.
The building will be ADA accessible and include the latest technology in classroom and labs.
28. Centralia College Kemp Hall Replacement - $0.3 million
Predesign the replacement of the 57-year-old Kemp Hall with a new 69,980 square foot facility.
The new multi-purpose facility will provide for new technologically advanced general
classrooms and labs, provide for a technology teaching lab to assist faculty building on-line and
hybrid course materials, and centralize the location for admissions, financial aid, and other
student services programs.
29. Spokane Falls Fine arts and Photography - $0.3 million
Predesign the replacement of the Photography and Fine Arts buildings in a single 57,700 square
foot building. The new building will enhance the learning environment and make essential safety
improvements to program space, increase the level of technology in classrooms and labs, and
allow for the increase in on-line and continued education offerings. Public access to exhibits and
events will dramatically increase with design studios and exhibition space.
30. Clover Park Hospitality Institute - $0.3 million
Replace Buildings 18 and 22, facilities left over from the former WWII Navy Supply Depot,
with a 69,824 square foot Hospitality Institute. The facility will address workforce needs in
hospitality management, casino operations, event planning, travel and tourism, hotel
administration, and culinary arts. In addition the facility will support additional programs
centered on computer information technology, computer networking and information systems
security, and training in low voltage fire/security systems
31. Peninsula Allied Health and Early Childhood Development - $0.3 million
Predesign the replacement of Building L and Building W with a 24,000 square foot Allied Health
Building and a 15,000 square foot Early Childhood Development Center. Developing separate
buildings to serve the combined programs resolves security issues and allows each building to be
built economically in relation to its use.
32. Grays Harbor Student Services and Instructional Building - $0.4 million
Predesign the replacement for Building 100, constructed in 1957, with a contemporary 69,985
square foot Student Services and Instructional Building. The new center will provide better
access to student services and offer additional space for instructional programs. The facility will
provide areas for informal student study and gathering, provide space for partnership programs
with WSU, provide for computer information systems instruction and incorporate a new
instructional program for culinary arts and food service management.
33. South Seattle Integrated Education Center - $0.3 million
Predesign the replacement for the Cascade Court Building to address facility and program
shortfalls. The proposed 59,000 square foot building will house the nursing, adult basic
education and ESL programs in a modern, technologically advanced structure. The building will
be a gathering place for students at the center of campus and contain classrooms, clinical training
labs, office, and administrative space to support student needs, and specialized learning labs for
improving language skill and basic education focused on training and advancement in health
RENOVATION PROJECTS AT 10 COLLEGES - $65.2 MILLION
The colleges need to renovate and remodel facilities to serve students in modern, well-equipped
classrooms. Each renovation project reduces backlog repairs identified in the 2007 facility
survey and enhances programs through modern technology and upgraded equipment in
instructional spaces and offices.
34. South Puget Sound Building 22 - $10.0 million
Renovation of the existing building will re-organize space to provide for the new Library and
other functions in a more efficient layout. The welding and auto programs will be relocated to
provide a better air quality in Building 22. The project will include replacement of mechanical
and electrical systems, windows, exterior weatherproofing, and fire alarm and building safety
systems and create a new gathering space and update technology in classrooms, laboratories and
faculty offices. Adaptive reuse will preserve the integrity of Building 26 and provide an
environmentally sound and sustainable solution to address college needs.
35. Spokane Building 7 - $10.0 million
Renovate the former Science Building for new instruction programs – radiology technology and
biomedical equipment technician; relocate the Student Health and Wellness Center, physical
education and speech programs, and the college computer services department. This project will
completely renovate and reconfigure Building 7.
36. Spokane Falls Music Building - $14.4 million
Renovate and expand the Music Building to consolidate all of the music programs, create
appropriate layout of program space, and focus on energy conservation by updating the HVAC
system, replacing single pane windows, and insulating the building.
37. Pierce Fort Steilacoom Cascade Core Phase II - $23.5 million
Phase II to renovate approximately 72,900 square feet of space and construct 4,500 square feet
on the second, third and fourth floors of the Cascade Building. This renovation will link
classroom instruction, research, faculty media support, and distance learning services; connect
the core services of the third floor and to renovate space on the second floor. Health and safety
issues will also be addressed.
38. Seattle North Allied Health and Technology Building - $3.2 million
Design the renovation and expansion of the Technology Building to establish a 46,600 square
foot facility to meet the needs for modern instructional labs in health care occupations and
science. The facility will support programs in anatomy and physiology, nursing, pharmacy
technology, and emergency medical technician. In addition the building will house general
classrooms, faculty offices, and a tutoring center with specialized labs in math, writing and on-
line learning assistance.
39. Green River Science, Math, and Technology - $ 1.9 million
Renovate the 54,000 square foot Science, Mathematics, and Technology Building. The work
will improve life safety issues with added fire suppression sprinklers and will include much
needed improvements for ADA access. The facility will include appropriately sized instructional
areas that are better consolidated/coordinated, and have added technology in classrooms and
seminar spaces. The renovated building will continue to support math, engineering, drafting,
natural resource programs, early childhood education, general classroom space, as well as office
space for faculty.
40. Bates West Wing Development - $1.4 million
Design the a 33,455 square foot renovation to the West Wing that will enhance program quality
and expand access for the cosmetology/spa, barber/stylist and culinary arts career training
programs. This project will address much needed program needs and bring space up to current
code compliance and extend the useful life of the building by at least 40 years.
41. Olympic Shop Building Renovation - $0.3 million
Predesign a 25,850 square foot facility for the auto and welding programs. The newly remodeled
facility will have reconfigured and adequately sized program space, state-of-the art equipment,
enhanced lighting and access for improved safety, and will address code deficiencies.
42. South Seattle Automotive Technology Building - $0.3 million
Predesign the renovation of the 34,120 square foot thirty-eight year old Automotive Technology
Building and construct a two-story addition of 11,470 square feet in filling the existing service
courtyard. The new facility will improve lighting and sight lines and enhance supervision and
student safety. The facility will also update programs with new systems and equipment to enable
technology integration with real world training. The renovation will allow doubling of the
program to 160 FTEs.
43. Renton Auto Trades Renovation - $0.4 million
Predesign the renovation and reconfiguration of the existing 58,395 Greco Complex and add
approximately 7,600 square feet to provide for separate classroom space, expand welding shop
space and provide for offices and student study areas. Renovated lab space will be designed to
be more flexible so that the college can be responsive to changing industry needs over the life of
PREDESIGN, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
Projects 44 through 56 call for the predesign, design and construction of several large projects at
community and technical colleges. These projects are needed to meet increasing enrollment and
accreditation demands, as well as serving the needs of current and future students for new or
These projects are designed with special attention to students’ needs for programs that respond to
changing economic conditions, changing technology and emerging private-sector employment
opportunities in their communities. Many of these projects enable the colleges to develop
technologically advanced facilities that can provide up-to-date workforce training for high school
graduates and workers who need retraining. In total, as completed, these projects will add
capacity for 8,755 FTES over the next six years.
Projects 44 through 48 initiate designs, which will develop and establish budgets for new
instructional facilities at five colleges.
44. Tacoma Health Careers Center - $2.9 million
Predesign to construct a new 69,648 square foot Health Careers Center to accommodate growth
in the high demand allied health programs, improve program delivery, and provide flexible
instructional spaces with the latest technology. In addition to classrooms, labs, meeting and
office space, the facility will include an interdisciplinary clinical simulation lab.
45. Bellevue Health Science Building - $4.4 million
Predesign to construct a new 69,781 square foot facility that will house nursing, radiologic
technology, radiation therapy, diagnostic ultrasound, alcohol and drug counseling, fire service,
parent education, fitness/wellness, nuclear medicine and medical informatics. The building will
provide these programs with modern, up-to-date facilities.
46. Bates Communication and Technology - $1.8 million
Predesign to construct a 46,970 square foot addition at the Mohler Campus. The facility will
house the audio/sound technology, broadcast production technologies, broadcast technologist,
bio-medical equipment service technology and the electronic equipment service technology
components of the BTC communications technology program cluster. This will co-locate all
communications technology programs.
47. Columbia Basin Social Science Center - $1.4 million
Predesign to construct a new 35,000 square foot building for the culture, language, and social
sciences program. The building will also house basic skills programs. This facility will allow
for co-located and collaborative programs. Classrooms and class/lab space will be specifically
designed to meet program needs.
48. Clark Health and Advanced Technology - $2.5 million
Predesign to construct a 69,585 square foot Health and Advanced Technologies Building on the
west campus expansion property. The building will contain classrooms, science labs, computer
labs, professional and technical training labs, faculty offices and support space. This facility will
provide space to house high demand programs in the health and advanced technology fields.
49. Clark North County Satellite - $0.3 million
Predesign a 69,000 square foot facility to provide a new instructional building at a satellite
campus in north central Clark County. The facility will contain classrooms, science labs,
computer labs, and faculty offices with support space to serve up to 1025 FTEs.
50. Everett LRC Technology Center - $0.3 million
Predesign a 69,630 square foot Learning Resource Center that will provide space for basic skill
education, the library, distance education development and media services, space for the teaching
and learning cooperative and space to support the projected growth of upper division programs.
The LRC will be a technologically advanced center enhancing innovation and active learning
expanding tutoring services, distance education opportunities with greater access across the
service area through videoconferencing and on-line education, and increase upper division
Projects 51-54 have completed predesign and are awaiting appropriations to continue with the
design process. All of these projects provide increased instructional space to accommodate
enrollment growth and improve program delivery.
51. Spokane Falls Campus Classroom Building - $21.6 million
Design a new 66,800 square foot Classroom Building and Early Learning Center, providing
space for growth and replacement of inadequate facilities. Classrooms and office space will be
added, the Early Learning Center will be relocated to a more convenient and safe location.
52. Lake Washington Allied Health - $27.4 million
Design a new 55,200 square foot Allied Health Building. The facility provides a dedicated
clinical training lab, registered nursing and nursing assistant labs/classrooms, a specialty lab and
support space for training in physical and occupational therapy, and funeral science education
lab/classrooms. General classrooms and faculty offices are also planned.
53. South Puget Sound Learning Resource Center - $35.4 million
Design a new 69,984 square foot facility that will center on foreign language and mathematics
instruction. The new facility will provide an interactive language lab and a state-of-the-art
library. The building will address the shortage of basic skills space. The project includes a tri-
level parking structure.
54. Clover Park Allied Health Care Facility- $25.5 million
Design a new 56,000 square foot Allied Health Care Facility to accommodate nursing,
hemodialysis, health unit coordinator, materials management/CS, surgical technology, medical
assistant, medical lab technician, medical office specialist, and pharmacy technician. This
facility will also provide space for new programs, including RN and histology technician, as well
as chemistry and anatomy & physiology labs.
55. Edmonds Science Engineering and Technology - $3.3 million
Funding is provided to purchase land adjacent to the main campus from the city. The expansion
of the site is required for parking associated with the construction of a new 69,910 square foot
Science, Engineering and Technology Building scheduled to start predesign in 2011-13. The
college will be working with Central Washington University to potentially add 20,000 square
feet to the facility to expand the 2+2 Center and provide greater access to upper division courses.
56. Whatcom Learning Commons – $0.1
Provide funding to work with the City of Bellingham and investigate the vacation of Kellogg
road and to work with Whatcom Transit Authority to evaluate public transit access to the
campus. The college needs to work through traffic study and zoning issues before starting the
predesign for their 69,210 square foot Learning Commons in the 2011-13 Biennium.
NEW INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS
This category identifies site improvements that are greater than $1 million and have a significant
life safety component. Infrastructure projects represent problems that can be life threatening or
disruptive to the operation of the college.
57. Everett Primary Electrical Distribution - $2.1 million
A failing primary distribution system requires the replacement of cable feeders, switches, and
REPAIRS ‘B’ AT 28 COLLEGES — $39.7 MILLION
The professional architects and engineers who conducted the system-wide building condition
survey determined that repairs on the “B” list should be completed in 2009-11. These projects
are important, although they present less imminent risk to people and property than repairs on the
“A” list. Failure to fund repairs on the “B” list adds to a growing backlog of deferred work and
may mean higher costs for repairs in the future.
58. $8.7 million for roof repairs at 12 colleges
59. $26.1 million for facility repairs at 22 colleges
60. $4.9 million for site repairs at 9 colleges