The Sharon M. McGavick Student Center serves as the iconic entry to the Lakewood campus. While some of the forms and materials borrow from the existing campus context, the Student Center is a unique building on campus which distinguishes it from the surrounding academic facilities. The new Student Center provides resources and exciting spaces that enhance the student and staff experience and add to the Clover Park Technical College identity.
The building provides three main functions: Academic, Student Amenities and Assembly. The Academic program includes a clothing store, floral store, floral lab and classrooms. The retail spaces in this group support the academic curriculum and are run by students. The next group includes Student Amenities such as the bookstore, student government, game room, student lounge and TV room. The Assembly group includes food service and multipurpose room. A dining area with views of Mount Rainier is extended to the exterior through a patio for outdoor use.