Glacier Building

Higher Ed

This is a new two-story building for Dental Hygiene and Veterinary Technology whose space requirements have grown and exceeded the capacity within their existing space for effective and meaningful program delivery. Most importantly, spatial expansion is crucial to meet the updated programmatic and accreditation requirements. The project also addressed site improvements: improving accessibility in parking lots, restoring the native Garry Oak tree ecosystem, and creating safer pedestrian pathways for students while connecting the network to the adjacent Waughop Lake for the community.

The new approximately 36,000 SF building houses Veterinary Technology on level one and Dental Hygiene on level two. The veterinary space has expanded lab spaces and animal facilities to provide high-quality education and training for the Veterinary Technology program. The animals have appropriately sized and healthy living spaces. The Dental Hygiene Clinic has an efficient, professional, and safe layout to provide services to the community and training for the students.

Client: Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

Location: Lakewood, WA

Size: 36,000 SF (new); 20,000 SF (renovation)