Chemeketa Community College Brooks Campus
Studio 3 Architecture in association with Opsis Architecture, LLP has designed a new 30,000sf, three story classroom building for the Chemeketa Community College Regional Training Center located in Brooks, (just north of Salem). The facility includes classrooms and lab space for the Fire, EMT and Criminal Justice programs at Chemeketa Community College. Classroom and Lab spaces have been arranged vertically by program so that each floor addresses one of the three program areas. i.e.: Fire on the first level, E.M.T. on the second level and Criminal Justice on the third level. Each level includes faculty offices as well as support spaces.
The project includes a major site planning and master planning effort for this campus in Brooks. The orientation of the building in a predominately north south axis helps to connect it to the site and to the community. The site includes major scenario type training spaces to the south with parking, vehicular roadways and pedestrian pathways clearly connecting the public and secure areas of the site. Views from the faculty offices as well as public spaces in the building extend south over the outdoor training venues.
The project was designed to consume 48% less energy than a building constructed to the parameters of the Energy Code at the time of design. In order to achieve this objective we developed a super insulated envelope. In order to encourage day-lighting we incorporated high performance glazing systems and a variety of stationary and automated shading devices to minimize heating and cooling loads. Classroom glazing on the east side was fitted with interior light shelves in order to reflect morning sunlight deep into the interior of the space, reflecting the light of the ceiling for increased diffusion.
- Exec. Architect: Studio 3 Architecture, Inc.
- Design Architect: Opsis Architecture, LLC
- Client: Chemeketa Community College
- Contact: Phil Wright, Capital Projects Manager, P: 503.584.7261
- Estimate: $8,200,000
- LEED: Designed to meet LEED Silver Certification.
- Completed: Summer 2011.
Chemeketa Community College Bldg 40
Building 40 has been the site for the College’s Facilities Department, for quite some time. The original buildings consisted of two pre-engineered steel buildings which were energy consumers and left the Facilities Department considering itself the unwanted step child of a modern Community College Campus. The original 3,200sf pre-engineered building was demolished to make way for the new building while the newer 6,000sf pre-engineered building was remodeled as warehouse and staging area for maintenance and operations staff.
The new building is a 2 story office and training structure with a high performance skin and building systems designed to show case energy efficiency and technology on the campus. Finish materials, both exterior and interior are Spartan, but selected for good value. An LED lighting package was used throughout for light quality and energy performance.
Oregon School for the Deaf, Boys Dorm
This project was constructed in the space of a single week and involved the Extreme Makeover Home Edition television program. The planning for the project involved considerable detail and advance planning. The Common space and the four double dorm rooms are the first phase of a multi-phase project to improve the residential conditions for students with hearing disabilities. Studio 3 is currently working with the school and its foundation to expand the dorm facility with additional beds.
- Client: Oregon School for the Deaf
- Contact: Patti Togioka, Director, Oregon School for the Deaf, 999 Locust St. NE Salem, OR 97301 503.400.6161 (VP) 503.378.3826 (Voice)
- Location: Salem, OR
- Cost: All donated. This project was undertaken under the auspices of Extreme Makeover Home Edition.
- LEED: LEED Gold certification.
- Design Schedule Duration: 1.5 weeks
- Construction Duration: 1 week, (120 hours)