Harbor Architects LLC has been involved in many educational projects. Listed here are but a few of the more involved projects in which we have played an important role.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Master Plan Update
Grays Harbor College
Aberdeen, Washington

Harbor Architects LLC was previously involved in the creation of the original Facilities Master Plan as well as the 2003 and 2005 Master Plan updates.  Due to the fluid and dynamic nature of the Master Plan document, a new 2007 version was required. 

Teaming with SRG Partnership, Harbor Architects LLC created a new Master Plan, showing the projects that have been completed, as well as changes to the future plans for this community college.  As previously planned projects are rejected or approved for funding,, they are included in the master plan, or are removed or revised.  The updated Master Plan incorporates the new projects which were identified in previous versions.  These new projects change the physical nature of the campus and suggest possible new directions for future planning.   

A Facilities Conditions Survey was included to assess the conditions of the various existing buildings on Campus and determine which buildings are in need of renovation or replacement.

 

New Automotive & Welding Facility
Grays Harbor College
Aberdeen, Washington

The Vocational Education Building houses the welding, automotive technology, yacht finish carpentry and general carpentry programs, as well as the maintenance program for Grays Harbor College.  Originally constructed in 1971, the existing building no longer offered sufficient space for the growing vocational programs offered by the College.  Potential new programs could not be offered due to lack of physical space.  In addition, the 32-year-old building  faced serious deficiencies with safety and health of program participants and with code compliance.  

Harbor Architects LLC assisted the College with the Capital Request and the Predesign Study.  During the Predesign process, it was determined that a new 16,350 SF building would be constructed adjacent to the existing 1800 Building in order to take advantage of the proximity of the Diesel mechanics program.  The existing 700 Building would then be renovated to expand other programs into the now vacated automotive and welding spaces.  Conceptual plans were updated and a proposed site and campus plan was added.  Room data sheets and space comparisons helped to fine tune the potential programming of the proposed improvements.

Harbor Architects LLC teamed with SRG Partnership for the design and construction phase, which is now underway.

 

Construction Management - New Ocean Shores Elementary
North Beach School District No. 64
Ocean Shores, Washington

This project involved the construction of a new elementary school to replace the aging existing facility.  Harbor Architects LLC first became involved with the project while assisting with the creation of a Master Plan for this facility, as well as creating cost estimates for review by the school board and community, and Bond Issue preparation and planning.  The Bond Issue was approved by the voters in the Spring of 2003.

 

Harbor Architects LLC later functioned as a Construction Manager on this project, working with the Architect of Record, the Contractor, and the School District to ensure that the project progressed smoothly, on schedule and on budget.  Duties included attending board and progress meetings, touring the project site, creating monthly reports, evaluating the contractor’s schedule, payment applications and change order requests, reviewing inspections and observation reports, and making recommendations to the School District based on these reviews and observations.  At each board meeting, a large photo board was created showing the latest progress photos, allowing the Board to see the progress of the project first hand.  The Project was completed in the Fall of 2006.

 

Bishop Center for the Performing Arts
Grays Harbor College
Aberdeen, Washington

When the Bishop Center for Performing Arts was originally constructed in 1974, there were several supporting components that could not be incorporated because of limited funding. Over the past 27 years, the Bishop Center has served the talented performers and appreciative audiences of Grays Harbor in fine fashion.

Preliminary Design
The principal components of the proposed addition and remodel project were designed to enhance the current facility and make it more flexible and responsive to the programming needs for the season productions, the campus and community. The addition of a Set Shop, Storage Spaces, Black Box theater space, expanded Dressing Rooms and other improvements would transform the Bishop Center into a state-of-the-art facility where local families can enjoy quality arts experiences without leaving the community.

Project Completion
Various private and public funding sources were approached and explored in order to achieve the goals of this project. When the original cost estimates proved to be greater than the proposed funding, Harbor Architects LLC re-designed the addition and reduced the scale to accommodate the anticipated funding. The project is now currently under construction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New High School Consultation
Aberdeen School District No. 5
Aberdeen, Washington

Built in 1909, the J.M. Weatherwax Building served as the heart of the Aberdeen High School campus until it’s demise by arson fire on January 6, 2002.

Harbor Architects LLC assisted the Aberdeen School District to determine the feasibility of salvaging the fire-gutted masonry walls. Structural consultants evaluated the stability of the existing walls, and detailed cost estimates were prepared to assist the District in choosing between renovation and demolition. After careful consideration, it was determined that the remaining walls were not salvageable.

Harbor Architects LLC prepared the drawings and bidding documents for the removal of the masonry walls and the selective salvaging of sandstone elements for possible reuse in the new Aberdeen High School Facility. A time capsule was located and removed from the building cornerstone. The demolition project was awarded to Northwest Rock and Rognlin’s, Inc., and was completed in August of 2003, prior to the beginning of the school year.

 

 

Master Plan Services
Grays Harbor College
Aberdeen, Washington
Fees - $27,000.00

The original Grays Harbor College campus buildings were constructed in the late 1950’s. Only through heroic maintenance measures taken over the years have these buildings been able to continue serving the needs of the College. As part of an aggressive campaign to replace these aging structures, Grays Harbor College found it necessary to develop a Facilities Master Plan. Several workshops and discussion forums were conducted with various user groups representing trustees, administration faculty, staff, students community members and Aberdeen School District.

The relatively small campus area and hilly topography presented many challenges to the consulting team. Additionally, replacement of existing buildings requires a “work around” plan to maintain existing programs and class offerings during construction periods. The Facilities Master Plan must be simple and straightforward. To be a truly useful document, it is essential that the Master Plan is understandable to the College user groups and it must be flexible and dynamic.

The consulting team of Harbor Architects LLC and TCRR prepared a three-diagram sequence illustrating Short Term, Intermediate Term and Long Term development of the College facilities. The Facilities Master Plan identified buildings that should be replaced and buildings that were candidates for rehabilitation and orchestrated the phasing that would be necessary.

Upon completion of the Facilities Master Plan, Harbor Architects LLC provided further consulting services to Grays Harbor College in preparing a Replacement Request for a New Instructional Building, identified as the first step of the Short Term plan. Out of fourteen replacement projects submitted to the State, the New Instructional Building at Grays Harbor College was ranked fourth.

 

 

New Instructional Building Predesign Services
Grays Harbor College
Aberdeen, Washington
Project Cost - $16 Million Est.

The New Instructional Building at Grays Harbor College will replace three existing buildings on the campus that were originally constructed in the late 1950’s. This multiple story building will be sited adjacent to the main campus entry drive and adjacent to the slope separating the upper and lower elevations of campus. It is intended that this new structure will provide an impressive and memorable first impression of Grays Harbor College. The vertical and horizontal circulation elements of the New Instructional Building will also provide a covered connection between campus levels. This high visibility location will also provide panoramic views of the city to the north.

The New Instructional Building will accommodate general and specialized classrooms, faculty offices, administration offices, business office and information services.

As described by the State of Washington Office of Financial Management, “The Predesign Study involves data collection, analysis, organization, communication, and evaluation through which all elements of a facility’s design shall be explored. It includes the establishment of an agency or institution’s programmatic, qualitative, financial, schedule requirements, and limitations for a project. It should explore the physical attributes of a facility, as well as the design response to meet facility needs.”

 

Master Plan Services
North Beach School District
Ocean Shores, Washington
Project Cost - $12.9 Million Est.

In an effort to address concerns over evacuation in the event of a Tsunami, and to utilize personnel more efficiently, the North Beach School District desired to consolidate the Elementary, Middle and High schools, along with Administration and the Bus Garage, in one location.

The 139 acre site which currently houses the 66,710 SF Middle/Senior High School will be the site for a new 46,650 SF Elementary School and a new 16,320 SF Bus Garage and Maintenance Facility. Other possible additions to this site include a new 1,970 SF Administration Building and a 4,000 SF Theatre Addition to the existing Middle/Senior High School Building.

Harbor Architects LLC assisted with the creation of a Master Plan for this facility, as well as creating cost estimates for review by the school board and community, and Bond Issue preparation and planning. The Bond Issue was approved by the voters in the Spring of 2003.

 

Riverview Education Center Building Remodel
Grays Harbor College
Raymond, Washington
Construction Cost-$1,400,000 estimated

Grays Harbor College purchased an old school building in the rural town of Raymond with the intention of using the building as a satellite campus serving the North Pacific County area. The building interior was re-ordered to provide accessible restrooms on both floors, smaller classrooms to reflect program needs and I.T.V. classrooms to provide students with distance learning opportunities. Additions to this historic building provided stairways for egress and an elevator for building access.

Harbor Architects LLC assisted the College in its efforts to secure funding commitments from the community, as well as a Community Development Block Grant from the State of Washington, Department of Community Trade and Economic Development. Services were also provided to ensure that the project maintained compliance with the requirements of the Community Development Block Grant.

 

Classroom Expansion
Emerson Elementary School
Hoquiam School District
Hoquiam, Washington
Project Cost - $1.2 Million

This nine classroom addition was added to an existing seven classroom elementary school. A library, staff workroom, offices and restrooms were also added. Paved playground space and parking areas were included in the site improvements.

Classroom/Playshed Addition
Lincoln Elementary School
Hoquiam School District
Hoquiam, Washington

Classroom Addition
1,800 SF
$107,800.00

Harbor Architects LLC provided documents for the construction of two additional classrooms, utilizing the existing playshed roof structure. Future needs were taken into account as well, by including a foundation for a planned covered playshed.

Playshed Addition
3,300 SF
$82,200.00

Responding to a need to restore the playshed previously converted into classrooms, Harbor Architects LLC designed a 3,300 square feet covered playshed attached to the existing gymnasium building on the previously constructed foundation.

 

 

Pro-Start Kitchen
Harbor High School - Aberdeen School District No. 5
Aberdeen, Washington

The Pro Start program at Harbor High assists teens in preparing for careers in the food service industry.  Aberdeen School District chose Harbor Architects LLC to assist in the renovation of the existing kitchen to increase the space and equipment available to the Pro-Start program, as well as allowing for the food service staff's regular duties, preparing lunches for the students in attendance at Harbor High.

600 Building Remodel
Grays Harbor College
Aberdeen, Washington
Construction Cost-$50,000 estimated

For this project, the Client desired to remodel an educational building to accommodate the growing needs of the Nursing Program. To satisfy the requirements of the Nursing Program Accreditation Board, existing floor space must be modified. Due to the unanticipated nature of this project, budget concerns are also a major consideration. This project is currently in the design phase.

500 Building Remodel
Grays Harbor College
Aberdeen, Washington
Construction Cost-$300,000 estimated

The 500 building at Grays Harbor College houses the gymnasium, and is the location for all physical education programs as well as athletic team practices. The Client desires to provide additional space for the fitness lab and weight training as well as additional office space for athletic team coaches. The project will also include increasing storage areas and upgrading finishes throughout the facility. This project is currently in the design phase.

400 Building Remodel
Grays Harbor College
Aberdeen, Washington

Washington State University and Grays Harbor College have partnered for an extended degree program which allows students to earn a 4-year degree from WSU while attending GHC. To further accommodate this program, Harbor Architects LLC assisted in the remodeling of the 400 Building. This project had two thrusts; one concerned the joining of buildings 400 and 450, as well as making the necessary building and space adjustments, and the other concerned conversion of a general classroom into a base of operations for the WSU extended degree program. The classroom was converted into separate areas for testing, advising, and office space.

  • Completion: 2000

  • Construction Cost: $49,700

 

Whiteside Building Garage Improvements
Grays Harbor College
Aberdeen, Washington

Grays Harbor College desired to accommodate their “Families That Work” program in the off-campus Whiteside Education Center. This involved renovating the attached garage to allow for expanded instruction area. This project is recently completed and the additional space is in use.

  • Completion: 2000

  • Construction Cost: $73,047

 

Bishop Center Repairs
Grays Harbor College
Aberdeen, Washington

Discovery of water damage to the crawl space and supports of the Bishop Center stage created a time-sensitive project. Harbor Architects LLC brought in a structural engineer and quickly found the immediate danger and the solution. This firm also provided the construction document and construction administration to guide the work.

  • Completion: 1999

  • Construction Cost: $145,000 estimated

 

Whiteside Building Remodel
Grays Harbor College
Aberdeen, Washington

This project involved the rehabilitation and conversion of an annex building. When Grays Harbor College acquired this building with the intention of using it as a small business enterprises/computer training facility, they called on Harbor Architects LLC for assistance. The 2-story, former mortuary would need extensive remodeling to meet code requirements as an educational facility. Porch and facade improvements enhanced the seventy-year-old structure, and an accessible entry, parking and elevator allowed access to all. Space planning created new instruction and office areas, while structural analysis, foundation improvements and asbestos abatement allowed them to be utilized. This firm provided services from pre-design through construction administration for all phases of this multi-phase project.

  • Completion: 1999

  • Construction Cost: $400,000.00

 

400 Building Classroom Improvements
Grays Harbor College
Aberdeen, Washington

Harbor Architects LLC remodeled the building which houses the Adult Basic Education and Developmental Education programs. This project included the creation of a wheelchair accessible testing area. Our firm provided design and construction documents in a timely manner to insure that construction would have minimum impact on instructors and students during the Fall term.

  • Completion: 1995

  • Construction Cost: $181,000.00

 

100 Building Modifications
Grays Harbor College
Aberdeen, Washington

Harbor Architects LLC addressed serious space inadequacies in the Student Services operations and Bookstore areas of this community college. We gathered information regarding personnel’s space requirements and developed a design to meet those needs. The resulting addition and remodel enhances campus appearance and is easily expandable to accommodate future growth.

 

Dam Repair
Grays Harbor College
Aberdeen, Washington

Our Firm responded quickly and efficiently to the appearance of a sinkhole located where the existing main culvert passes below the City’s water main at Swano Lake Earth Dam. We coordinated efforts with various involved parties to determine the threat to the Dam’s integrity and take necessary action to prevent flooding.

  • Completion: 1995

 

 
 

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