Tacoma Community College celebrates campus expansion

Tacoma Community College will celebrate the grand opening of its Classroom Administration Building from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 29 on the college’s main campus.

The two-story, 16,765 square-foot building includes six new classrooms; a multi-purpose college meeting room; two seminar rooms; a small conference room; and offices for administrative staff. The $3.5 million state-funded building replaces the college’s original administrative building, built in 1965, as well as portable buildings that provided classroom space.

This project was funded by the state legislature in the 2001-2003 biennium. Construction began in July 2003. Schacht-Aslani Architects of Seattle is the architectural firm for the project, and Scott Wall Construction Inc. of Olympia is the contractor.

The Classroom Administration Building is one of three new buildings that will help TCC meet the needs of its current student population and the community, better support current teaching technology, and replace buildings that have come to the end of their useful lives. The college’s new Information Technology Building is slated to open in early 2005, and construction is scheduled to begin on a new Science Building in summer 2005, pending continued state funding.

The grand opening celebration will consist of a brief program beginning at 4:20 p.m., followed by refreshments and building tours. RSVPs are requested to 253.566.5099 or csmith@tcc.ctc.edu. TCC’s main campus is located at 6501 S. 19th St., Tacoma.