Rock Creek Campus

Welcome to Rock Creek

PCC is investing more than $63 million to remodel and upgrade current buildings and add 89,000 square feet of new space to the Rock Creek Campus. To meet the objectives identified in the $374 million bond measure approved by voters in 2008, the college is constructing additions, making seismic upgrades, remodeling classrooms and offices, and upgrading electrical and telecommunications equipment in seven of the eight campus buildings. Storm water and environmental enhancements and upgrades to the farm property used for veterinary tech programs are also part of the improvements.

In addition, the college introduced a new 35,000-square-foot solar array in spring 2012, funded by bond dollars, which will produce nearly 10 million kilowatt hours and save PCC $1.2 million in campus energy costs in the next 20 years. To see live data showing the amount of solar energy produced and consumed daily at Rock Creek visit our Solar Guard page.

The bond program is on schedule to complete all improvements by 2016.

Add and Renovate Workforce Training, Instructional Facilities

  • Add space to offer allied health care nursing and training
  • Upgrade career technical areas
  • Add classrooms to offer more courses
  • Modernize arts instruction facilities

Renovate and Modernize Student Services Areas

  • Expand the child-care facility to serve more students
  • Add space for admissions, registration, advising, counseling, testing and financial aid to serve more students
  • Improve space for student resource and support centers
  • Increase access to food services

Make Health and Safety Upgrades; Increase Energy Efficiency

  • Install mass notification system for emergency communication
  • Upgrade fire and alarm systems and lighting in parking lots and walkways to enhance student and staff safety
  • Make electrical and plumbing upgrades, repair and/or replace roofs
  • Replace heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment
  • Increase energy efficiency of buildings
  • Make improvements to increase access for students with disabilities

PCC has contracted with Fortis Construction to lead construction management and general contracting (CM/GC) at Rock Creek.  Fortis, in turn, is working closely to mentor its two campus construction partners, Northwest Infrastructure and Faison Construction, both of which are state-certified MWESB firms (minority, women and emerging small businesses).  This working partnership among the three firms is a direct result of PCC’s goals for the bond program – to reinvest bond dollars into the communities surrounding all of the college’s campuses and centers, mentoring smaller construction companies and spreading the work and opportunity out to minority and women-owned businesses and local vendors.

Read more on Steps to Construction

    In the early part of 2012, the campus overwhelmingly endorsed a final design concept for the Building 7 addition. The final design will ultimately provide a focal point at the center of the campus. With interior spaces and functions identified and budget balancing underway, the bond team submitted its land use review application to Washington County. This marked the culmination of two years of work and the first “official” step in the implementation of the Rock Creek bond construction.

    Just as spring term 2011 came to a close, crews started site preparation and initial demolition of the Building 7 rotundas. With the removal of trees to allow for construction, Rock Creek’s general contractor with staff from PCC’s Art Department and the Building Construction Technology Program  worked together to salvage and recycle as much usable wood as possible. Construction on the new Building 7 addition was complete in March 2014.  Simultaneous planning and design for the 60,000 square-foot Building 5 addition is on a parallel track with initial demolition and construction targeted for late summer 2014.

    During bond construction at Rock Creek, the Willow Creek Center, just four miles south off of 185th Avenue near Baseline Road, will offer a variety of math, writing, general education, health and business classes. Classes are scheduled at different days and times to make availability convenient for PCC students and faculty.

Anatomy of a Construction Project

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Programming

    Define stakeholder groups. Establish communication and decision-making processes. Identify program area liaisons, guiding principles and goals as well as external consultation needs.

Schematic Design (SD)

    Establish the general scope, conceptual design, scale and relationships among the various parts of a project. Explore promising alternative design solutions. Arrive at a clearly defined concept.

Design Development (DD)

    Expand upon the approved schematic design studies. Develop more detailed drawings. Detail plans, outline specifications of major materials and room finishes, verify compliance with building codes.

Construction Documents//Pre-construction//Permitting

    Develop final detailed construction drawings, specifications and costs. Prepare bid documents to competitively bid work and select sub-contractors. Secure required documentation and permitting to begin construction. Develop and implement construction communications plan.

Construction

    Begin construction. Maintain site safety and security. Coordinate work, monitor costs and schedules and stakeholder communications throughout the process.

Set-Up // Commissionin

    Install final improvements in preparing a space for the occupants. Install technical equipment, (audio-visual, digital, internet services etc.), furniture, signage, and make equipment operational. Provide training on building mechanicals etc. ? key operational personnel tour the building and learn about building components.

Move-In

    The time when occupants settle in, bring in personal items, set-up work spaces, and non-owner provided equipment.

Rock Creek Campus Bond Program

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Most Recent Updates

Gina Whitehill-Baziuk

Gina Whitehill-Baziuk

Stakeholder Engagement
Public Involvement, Manager

Construction Webcam

Construction Updates

Construction Updates

    Traffic Alert: Rock Creek Building 5

    Building 5 construction causes changes to traffic flow and parking

    The remodeling of Building 5 has necessitated changes to bus services and nearby parking. Buses now move in a clockwise pattern in front of the building, and layover and drop-off sites have moved to the outer edges of the landscaped island. The safety fence prohibits access to the island turn-around as well as parking lot B. The CC Rider will now stop in the same location as the PCC Shuttle across from Building 5 and will no longer use the round-about behind the building.

    Eight handicapped parking spots have been added adjacent to existing ADA parking in Lot C behind Building 7.  Motorcycle parking is permitted in front of the museum building.

    Parking lot B and the north face of the turn-around are now serving as the construction zone. Only buses are permitted in this area. Cars are not permitted to stop, park or drop off passengers in this general area. Drivers are encouraged to turn right at the stop sign and proceed to the circular turn-around area between Buildings 2 and 5. Passengers may be dropped off and picked up at this site, but parking is not permitted.

    We appreciate your patience and thank you for your cooperation.

     


    Updated by: Karen Kane

    July 24, 2014

Rock Creek Campus Events


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Aug 22, 2014
Debris recycling at Rock Creek Building 5 August 2014

Recycle, recycle, recycle – Building 5 at Rock Creek will rise again, somewhere, somehow

Aug. 22, 2014 What goes up must come down, but it doesn’t have to go away, especially if it’s construction…

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Aug 13, 2014
Rock Creek Building 5deconstruction begins 8-14-14

Demolition begins on Rock Creek’s Building 5

Aug. 13, 2014 The next big thing is happening at Portland Community College’s Rock Creek Campus. Beginning the week of August…

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Jul 23, 2014
new grass June 2014 planted in May 2014, shown in June 2014

Grass is greener at Rock Creek’s Building 7

Summer 2014 Spring sprang overnight in front of Rock Creek’s Building 7. Muddy, covered in dead grass and trampled with the…

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Jul 02, 2014
Building 1 at Rock Creek was completely remodeled in early 2014. Public Safety and Facilities Maintenance Services share the space.

Another bond project completed at Rock Creek campus!

 July 2, 2014 What a difference a few weeks can make! During the first few days of June, the Facilities…

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Jun 30, 2014
vernonia12

PCC donates 85 used computers to the Vernonia School District

June 25th, 2014 The completion of the college’s bond-funded addition to Rock Creek Campus Building 7 included the purchase of…

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