Clark College sciencetech building closer to reality

first_imgThis story was written by a staff reporter for The Independent, Clark College’s campus newspaper, under a collaboration between The Columbian and Clark College’s journalism program called “Voices from Clark College.” It is also being published Wednesday in The Independent.State education officials have given Clark College the green light to finalize design work on a $38 million Science, Technology, Engineering and Math building that they hope will be under construction in spring 2014.School administrators say the building will serve increased demand for STEM training. Plans for the new building, to be located across Fort Vancouver Way from the main campus, feature modern instructional amenities and sustainable design.Funding for the project from the Washington’s capital budget had been delayed two years because of last year’s state fiscal crisis, according to Bob Williamson, the college’s vice president of administrative services.“We put the design process on hiatus, as per instructions from the state board,” Williamson said in an email. “But now that construction dollars are in the pipeline, we will bring back the STEM planning team later this fall.”last_img read more