CTE/STEM CHEMISTRY LAB T.I. | GRESHAM, OR

Size: 5,665 SF
Completion: Dec. 2015

Client: Mt. Hood Community College
Architect: Timothy Brunner, AIA

This project was funded from State money raised through “Lottery Bonds”. The biggest challenge on the project was the budgeting process. AXIS worked diligently with MHCC and the estimator through a scoping process over several months to help the college determine which projects could be funded as part of the expansion of their Career Technology Education for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics programs. It was determined that the renovation of three educational Chemistry Labs and a Geology Lab could be funded. The lab remodels consisted of new modular laboratory-grade casework with epoxy resin countertops, fume hoods, other lab equipment with associated plumbing services, new vacuum pump, air compressor and mechanical equipment. The Geology Lab remodel included some unique stream tables and high density storage in addition to the new modular laboratory-grade casework with epoxy resin countertops. New architectural finishes were also provided in all the labs. Additionally the existing Respiratory Lab was upgraded with new plumbing piping and service fixtures for the Respiratory Therapy program. Because of the aggressive nature of the schedule the lab remodels were phased. AXIS Design Group was instrumental in coordinating the project schedule with the college’s ongoing class schedules, so as to provide the least amount of disruption.