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CELEBRATING COLLEGE HONORS
AND COMMUNITY PRIDE
    

Interim Vice President of Administrative Services Phil Sheehan (second from left) accepted the 2008 Community Pride Design Award on behalf of the college. He is joined by (from left) Jason Olson, Casey Wyckoff and Ralph Willson of LSW Architects, the firm that designed the project.

Interim Vice President of Administrative Services Phil Sheehan (second from left) accepted a 2008 Community Pride Design Award on behalf of the college.  He is joined by (from left) Jason Olson, Casey Wyckoff and Ralph Willson of LSW Architects, the firm that designed the central Gaiser Hall project.

The renovation of central Gaiser Hall has been honored with a 2008 Community Pride Design Award. The renovation was one of nine regional projects that earned the award, which is presented annually by Clark County and the City of Vancouver.

Clark College President Bob Knight was emcee for the awards presentation.President Bob Knight, seen in the photo on the left, served as emcee for the 2008 awards ceremony, which was held at the Clark County Public Service Center on Nov. 10. Interim Vice President of Administrative Services Phil Sheehan accepted the award on behalf of the college.

Project Manager Mike Moran worked with LSW Architects and Emerick Construction to create the new central Gaiser building. As the award organizers noted, the building creates “a gracious northern gateway to the [main] campus and is now the hub of student services for Clark College.” Gaiser Hall is also home to the college bookstore and the Ellis F. Dunn Community Room.

Construction crews began to demolish the old registration offices in Gaiser Hall (now the Clark College bookstore) on Dec. 5, 2006. A grand reopening ceremony for the new building was held on June 13, 2008.

Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard (left) congratulates Interim Vice President of Administative Services Phil Sheehan.
Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard (left) congratulates Interim Vice President of Administative Services Phil Sheehan.

Since 1996, more than 100 projects have received the Community Pride Design Award. Organizers say the awards are given in recognition of “outstanding contribution to the community’s livability, economic vitality, and overall quality of life.”

Clark-Vancouver Television (CVTV) provided video segments highlighting each of the honored projects, including Gaiser Hall. A presentation of the full recognition ceremony is also available on the Clark-Vancouver Television Web site.

This is the second time that Clark College has received a Community Pride Design Award. The first award was presented for the construction of the Penguin Union Building.


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