North Campus - Oregon Coast Community College

This 20,600 square foot two-story facility was completed in 2008 to provide a new campus for Oregon Coast Community College in Lincoln City.  Classrooms and offices are contained within the brick clad primary blocks.  These are connected with windowed hallway spaces that open two-story interior volumes and create a layering of natural light that extends to the center of the building.  Energy efficiency was a focus of the design, which incorporated high efficiency heating systems, automatic dimming of light fixtures, extensive use of natural ventilation, and a well insulated enclosure.  The building is sited to allow an observation deck to take advantage of views down a slope to a preserved wetland.