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Campus Improvement & Expansion Projects

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WCC has launched campus improvement projects to support the College’s Institutional Master Plan. We’ll share updates here and on social media. Scroll down to find project overviews. If you need more information regarding WCC construction projects, please email pio@whatcom.ctc.edu

Institutional Master Plan (IMP)

WCC recently completed a pre-application meeting with the City of Bellingham Planning Department during which the College reviewed the draft IMP and associated stormwater and traffic study information. The College has several required steps to complete before the IMP is presented to the Bellingham City Council for approval in winter 2014/2015.

Pavilion & Student Recreation Center Renovation

The project will include more than 24,000 square feet of new construction and 6,700 square feet of renovated space. In addition, there will be significant site improvements on the east (between Laidlaw Center and the Pavilion) and south sides of the building, which will create a stronger pedestrian connection to the project from the Syre Student Center and the south parking area. Construction began June 23 and will end approximately August 2015.

Baker Hall, CIS Program Expansion

The expansion of labs and classrooms for Whatcom's nationally acclaimed Computer Information Systems program will include renovation and remodel of approximately 6,000 square feet of the south wing of Baker Hall. The most significant improvements include three new CIS labs, a lab development room, two lecture rooms, a networking room, and additional equipment storage for the program. Construction began June 23 and will end late August 2014.

Learning Commons

The Phyllis and Charles Self Learning Commons project is in the schematic design phase. When it opens in 2017, the Learning Commons will house academic support services and resources such as the Library, math and writing centers, media and tutoring services, and quiet and shared study spaces.  Construction is scheduled to begin July 2015.

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