THE REOPENING OF GAISER HALL
|Left to right: Project Manager Mike Moran, mascot Oswald, President Bob Knight, Trustee Sherry Parker, ASCC President Pat Mehigan and Ralph Willson of LSW Architects cut the ribbon to mark the grand reopening of Gaiser Hall.|
Friday the 13th proved to be a terrific day at Clark College as the college held a celebration to mark the grand reopening of the newly-remodeled Gaiser Hall.
Guests -- including Amanda Dotson, representing Rep. Brian Baird, faculty emeritus Antonio Scarpelli and his wife Arlene, and former Clark administrator Bob Moser -- enjoyed refreshments and tour of the facility, which is now the one-stop hub for student services at the college. The $10 million renovation project began in December 2006.
The new section of Gaiser Hall, which originally opened in 1958, is the hub for student services at Clark College.
LSW Architects designed the $10 million project, which was built under the guidance of General Contractor Emerick Construction.
|Vice President of Instruction Dr. Rassoul Dastmozd (left) was among those enjoying the celebration.|
Construction began in December 2006 and was completed in March 2008. The project consists of approximately 24,000 square feet of new construction and approximately 38,000 square feet of remodeled space (structural and nonstructural).
The new facilities uses passive and active heating and cooling technologies, including the use of chilled beam technology and radiant cooling and heating within some slab areas.
|Left to right: Professor emeritus Antonio Scarpelli, his wife Arlene and retired Clark administrator Bob Moser returned to the college for the Gaiser celebration.||Left to right: Ralph Willson, Jason Olson and Casey Wyckoff of LSW Architects. LSW designed the Gaiser renovation.|
LSW Architects plans to verify that the project meets the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification. LEED certification verifies that a building project meets the highest green building and performance measures and that the building is environmentally responsible and a healthy place to live and/or work.
Gaiser Hall is named for Dr. Paul F. Gaiser, who served as president of Clark College from 1941-1958.