The Cascade Building is 247,000 s.f. on 5 levels with the renovation planned for 3 phases. Phase 1, completed in 2009, includes 56,000 s.f. of renovation with 2,000 s.f. of new addition and began with a Predesign in the OFM format. It included a black box theater, expands the library and media services, new Admissions and Student Services, links and integrates a clear “way-finding” system into a multi-story building that has suffered from poorly conceived expansions over the past 30 years. This phase also creates a new accessible entrance to the building which brings students and visitors to the heart of the building for core services.
Phase 2 of the Cascade Core Renovation includes 72,900 s.f. of renovation with 4,500 sf of new addition and began with a Predesign in the OFM format. It further expands and renovates the library and media services as well as improvements to Administrative, District and Faculty offices. It provides for a new entrance on the north side of the building as well as mechanical, electrical, and plumbing upgrades. Phase 3 will complete the renovations to the building and includes approximately 70,000 s.f. of renovation with the addition of new general purpose classrooms.