The Studio Arts Building at Clackamas Community College is a new single story building designed to nestle among an existing grove of Douglas Firs.  A simple L-shaped plan creates a south facing courtyard which acts as the the social heart of the school and a place to display sculpture and other art installations.  The west wing is comprised of 2-dimensional studios and takes advantage of north facing clerestory windows, while the south wing contains the 3-dimensional studios with views into the courtyard and direct access to covered kilns.  Simple wood frame construction is exposed throughout the interior.  Inexpensive metal siding is used graphically as the outer skin, while the courtyard is faced in cedar siding.  Jeff Stern was the lead architect with opsis architecture.

Oregon City, OR|  13,000sf | $2.2 million

Architect of Record: opsis architecture

Portland AIA merit award