Clark College


Vancouver, Washington

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BBL Architects developed two comprehensive master plans to develop the Foster Hall site between Hawkins Hall and Frost Arts Center. This master plan documented site and building alternative opportunities and constraints. Community gathering space between the buildings was a major focus for Clark College’s long range plan. Our master plan hinged off of the idea of multiple opportunities of public gathering and fostered positive relationships between the 3 buildings. Our master planning process studied several options for remodel and additions to Foster Hall in addition to an option for full building replacement. All options included cost estimates so the cost/benefit of each option could be thoroughly evaluated.

After working with the Clark College representatives to develop the master plans, we presented the options to the campus community to gain feedback. It was unanimously decided that Foster hall should be replaced to best accommodate the needs of the campus. We were contracted to proceed with a replacement building design. The replacement building included multiple classrooms, a book store, offices and options for an auditorium and a large multi-use space with operable walls capable of creating up to four separate classrooms.

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