HIGHER EDUCATION

Focusing on the student.

College is a time of academic and social transition, of exploration, of growth. Our designs thoughtfully steward students, from first-year to post-graduate, through these often-challenging times by designing safe and purposeful spaces, on and off campus, that connect them to each other and communities of every scale while energizing academic success. Decades of experience—in urban markets, high-rise student housing, mixed-use campus plans—serve the larger mission of helping young people live, learn, and form lifelong relationships.

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College is a major transitional time in a student’s life, and their first steps into this new adventure are crucial. Sitting high on a hill in the center of the Bellevue College campus, the Bellevue College Student Success Center represents not only a trailhead leading to campus, but a map to the next stage in a student’s educational journey—a place where they’ll receive guidance, reflect on their progress, and celebrate their achievements. A 71,462 sq. ft., ground-up, progressive design-build project, the building’s layout mirrors a student’s journey at the college, with entry services located on the first floor, student support services on the second floor, and students success services on the top floor. Our team worked closely with Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) representatives through rigorous value engineering processes, topographical challenges, and management changes. We successfully managed all these considerations and worked in conjunction with Bellevue College’s stakeholders to drive the design while maintaining project goals, schedule, budget, quality, and contractual obligations. The project is on track to reach its targeted certification of LEED Silver, on time and within budget.

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