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

The Residence Hall Construction - Spring 2015
Residence Hall Construction. Photo courtesy of The Broadside.

Residence Hall Facade
Completed Residence Hall. Photo courtesy of Alan Brandt.

The Residence Hall project opened Fall 2015 and took only 14 months to complete. It provides 330 beds for student housing and is located on the COCC campus, just west of the Mazama Gymnasium and field. The building is Earth Advantage Multi-Family Gold level certified and will be utilized all year, with summer conferences occupying the space mid-June through August.

Technology Education Center

Redmond Technology Center exterior
Redmond Technology Education Center Front View

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 was the General Contractor. The building opened for classes Fall term 2014.

Project Scope

Redmond Technology Center interiorAt 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 new center opened for classes in Fall 2014.
See: Redmond Technology Education Center information and photos.


Ochoco Remodel hallwayDesign began in the fall of 2013, on renovation of the Ochoco Building.The remodel provides office space for the Humanities Department, adds a computer lab, a conference room, a Language Lab and an Anthropology/Geography Lab.

  • Project Scope
    The project was split into two phases.  We are currently working on Phase One, Phase Two will follow when funding is available for the project.  Phase one remodels most of the first floor into Offices for the Humanities Department.  It also adds lab space for Humanities and World Languages and Cultures. The overall project budget is $2,412,641.00.
  • Funding
    November 2009 Bond Measure and Construction Fund.
  • Schedule Status
    Construction started in November of 2014 and will complete by the end of Spring Quarter 2015.


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.

Coats Campus Center Remodel

Coats Campus Center DiningDesign began in the fall of 2014 on a small remodel in the Coats Campus Center. This project will expand the servery and kitchen as well as add seats to the main seating area.

  • Project Scope 
    Two stations will be added to the servery, space in the existing kitchen will get a make over to add freezer space and expand the cooler. More seats will be added in the main seating area to accommodate the additional students that will be using the facility due to the new Residence Hall. ·
  • Funding
    Construction Fund.
  • Schedule Status
    Construction will begin on June 15th and the remodel will be complete and open for Fall Classes 2015. 

View archive of completed construction projects

Information Requests
For more information please contact  the COCC Campus Services Office.
Phone: 541-383-7775

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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