Wacheno Welcome Center

Clackamas Community College

Recognizing the experience for students arriving on campus for the first time can be an unfamiliar and often intimidating environment, the new Wacheno Welcome Center changes the way CCC serves students and greets visitors to the Oregon City Campus.

Size: 52,000 sf
Location: Oregon City, OR

The new student success center and refresh project provides students with a one-stop resource destination (currently called “the One Place”) where students can have most of their questions answered in one sitting rather than moving to different offices or between buildings. The design creates an environment that is warm, inviting, uplifting, comfortable and stress-mitigating, helping new students learning to navigate college success while balancing other life commitments.

The final project of the $90M Bond passed in 2014, Opsis designed the Student Services building as the first of two phases (the second of which will be part of a future bond). We master planned and designed both phases through schematic design and completed the design of phase one for construction. During design we applied Opsis’s real-time cost estimating process, which has resulted in on-budget cost estimates throughout the entire process.

The building’s on-campus student services include: College Success and Career Workshops, Veterans’ Services, Disability Resource Center, Counseling, Childcare and more.