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IT'S OFFICIAL:  CLARK COLLEGE AT COLUMBIA TECH CENTER IS ONE OF SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON'S TOP PROJECTS

Clark College representatives and colleagues accept a banner honoring Clark College at Columbia Tech Center
Left to right:  Clark College Interim Vice President of Administrative Services Phil Sheehan; Chomo Santana of Todd Construction; Jim Watkins, college project manager for Clark College at Columbia Tech Center; and Keith Livie and Casey Wyckoff, both of LSW Architects.

Clark College at Columbia Tech Center was honored as one of the Vancouver Business Journal's Top Projects for 2008.  Each year, the paper honors top construction projects in Southwest Washington.

Forty-four projects received honors during the event, which was held at Battle Ground Center on July 24. Clark College was number five on the distinguished list of projects. 

In his remarks, interim Vice President of Administrative Services Phil Sheehan noted that the college was founded in 1933 as a partnership between educators and businesspeople.  "Today, 75 years later, we are proud that Clark College at Columbia Tech Center is continuing that tradition," said Sheehan.

The ceremony featured remarks by David Gottfried, founder of the U.S. Green Building Council.  Sheehan noted that Clark College at Columbia Tech Center is being built to meet the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) program's silver standards -- possibly gold.  With increased natural lighting, large projection-screen displays, acoustics, and ergonomic furnishings, the building will be environmentally friendly.

Sheehan concluded by thanking LSW Architects and Todd Construction for their outstanding work on the project. 

Clark College at Columbia Tech Center is scheduled to open in fall 2009.


   
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