Clark College at WSU Vancouver opened for classes on January 3, 2006. It was the next step in the longstanding partnership between Clark College and WSU Vancouver.
Before WSU Vancouver moved to its current site in 1996, it was housed in Bauer Hall on Clark College's main campus.
Today, Clark College and WSU Vancouver have an educational partnership providing pathways to baccalaureate degrees.
The 63,334 square foot, three-story building provides additional classrooms, science laboratories, computer labs, and support space to accommodate growing enrollment and the desire to provide access to lower division courses for WSUV students.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the environmentally friendly, state-of-the-art facility was held on July 21, 2004.
The $19.7 million project, which was designed by LSW Architects, PC, of Vancouver, was completed on schedule and under budget. It received a 2006 Community Pride Design Award from Clark County and the city of Vancouver.
The lobby mural, “Flight of the Mind, Exploration of the Heart” was created by Johanna Poethig as part of the Washington State Arts Commissioner Art in Public Places Program in partnership with Clark College.