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STEM Building Rendering for Clark

A rendering of the new STEM building, which is scheduled to be open in 2017.

The good news is that Clark College is preparing to break ground on a new science, technology, engineering and mathematics building (STEM) facility located adjacent to Clark College Foundation.

The bad news is that fencing, construction equipment and other logistics have made accessing the foundation office a challenge.

The parking lot between the foundation and the T-building has been eliminated. However, the lot on the south side of the T-building, which is accessed from Fort Vancouver Way, is open with plenty of parking.

The STEM facility will be built upon the foundation’s now-closed parking lot. Therefore, foot traffic to Clark College Foundation is accessible from East Fourth Plain, as well as through a gated walkway from the south side of the T-building parking lot to East Fourth Plain Blvd.

Guests who are driving are invited to park in a two-vehicle lot on East Fourth Plain Blvd. When driving east on East Fourth Plain Blvd, the lot is located immediately after a bus stop and cross walk. This lot includes one disabled and one standard spot.

There is also street parking on Fort Vancouver Way, with a short walk on East Fourth Plain to our building. Click here for more more details about parking and the project in general.

Caution zone

Click to view a map of the construction zones. Click here for more details about parking on campus during construction.

We ask for your patience as we build this exciting new facility for future Clark College students. We recognize the inconvenience and hope you will understand this is a high priority for the college and one that has been in the planning for several years.

If you plan to visit Clark College Foundation, we recommend that you call ahead and we can direct you to the limited spots on East Fourth Plain Blvd., or another nearby parking location. Please contact Clark College Foundation or 360.992.2301.

The STEM facility, which will be more than 70,000 square-feet in size, will serve in partnership with industry and other educational institutions to foster exploration, interactive learning and innovative teaching techniques. Construction is expected to be completed in February 2016. Currently, the building is slated to open for students by summer 2016,

Clark College President Robert K. Knight said the facility will enhance the foundational courses and associate degrees that Clark offers in STEM. “The college will now have the resources to educate more students and enable Clark faculty to teach in contemporary physical and virtual learning environments so that students are exposed to a full spectrum of approaches.”

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