Construction Activity Summary

COCC continues to work on a number of construction projects that are vital to the College’s future. Projects include renovations of existing buildings and construction of new ones, based on the College’s Master Plan, ADA compliance goals, enrollment needs and funding availability. When remodeling and building, the Construction Department typically builds to a university level standard, installing the latest technology and audio visual equipment; employing energy efficient and smart systems; purchasing GreenGuard certified, low VOC, environmentally responsible furniture; and adding amenities such as water bottle filters.  

Highlighted projects include:

Residence Hall

Reisdence Hall Sketch - smThe Residence Hall will provide 330 beds for student housing and will be located on the COCC campus, just west of the Mazama Gymnasium and field. Architects are Mahlum Architects and Pinnacle Architecture and the General Contractor is Lease Crutcher Lewis. It is anticipated that the building will be utilized all year, with summer conferences filling space during the off months. The plan is to seek Earth Advantage Multi-Family Gold level certified.

Technology Education Center

Redmond Technology Center Rendering - front view
Rendering of the new Technology Education Center

This new building is located at the Redmond Campus directly across from Robert’s Field Airport. BBT Architects designed the building and Kirby Nagelhout Construction is the General Contractor. The project started construction in April 2013 and has proceeded on schedule. Approximately 85% of all low-voltage infrastructure has been installed on the first and second floors of the South wing and approximately 40% of the core of the building. An A/V contractor has been selected. The building is on track to complete and be furnished in time for a Fall 2014 opening.

Project Scope

Tech Ed Center Oct '13

At 34,00quare feet, the building will house 9 classrooms, 3 computer labs, 4 skills labs and several conference rooms. Technology-centered programs include:

  • The Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence and Development
  • Nondestructive Testing and Inspection
  • Digital Arts and Media
  • Advanced Automotive
  • Flexible Technology

The budget for the overall project is $12.5 Million. This includes a $5.7 Million match from the State of Oregon.

Schedule Status
The project started on April 22nd and is on schedule to open for Fall Classes of 2014.


Design began this fall, on renovation of the Ochoco Building.The primary focus of the project is to provide office space for the Humanities and the World Languages and Cultures Department.

  • Project Scope
    Complete scope is pending design and budget finalization.
  • Funding
    November 2009 Bond Measure and Construction Fund.
  • Schedule Status
    Construction start planned for March or April of 2014, with completion depending on the final scope.


Grandview Study Work RoomRenovations to Grandview Hall are complete and the building opened for the start of the Fall Term. Steele Associates Architects completed the design work, with SunWest Builders as the General Contractor. Formerly the College’s cafeteria/culinary arts kitchen, upper Grandview is being transformed to consolidate the Math Department faculty and staff under one roof. Offices, workrooms, and classroom spaces are high functioning and bright, with an emphasis on bringing in natural light through the placement of solar tubes throughout.  The existing bathrooms on the upper level were also renovated and the air handling unit serving the south portion of the building has been replaced.

  • Project Scope
    Removal of existing kitchen and creation of offices for faculty and staff, plus classroom space. Make bathrooms ADA compliant. Replace and upgrade air-handling unit.
  • Funding
    Construction Fund.
  • ScheduleStatus
  • View Grandview Floorplan (jpg)

Boyle Education Center

Boyle Computer ClassroomRooms 156, 157, 159

Remodeling is complete on three rooms in Boyle. In a previous lifetime, these rooms were used for telecommunications, video conferencing, and CNA labs. Today, rooms 156, 157, and 159 provide a computer lab for Community Learning and an additional drop in lab on the lower campus.

  • Project Scope
    Three classrooms updated to provide students with increased computer space.
  • Funding         
    Construction Fund 
  • Schedule Status
  • Completed.

View Construction Activity Summary in Print Format (Word doc) - Contains larger images and floorplan diagram.

View archive of completed construction projects

Information Requests
For more information please contact  the COCC Construction Office.
Email: or
Phone: 541-330-4365

Bid Proposals
If your firm is a product vendor or service provider that is interested in doing business with COCC and bidding on construction related projects, please visit the COCC Procurement web page.

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