Library Re-Design Employee Forum, Wed., Oct. 28

The ongoing campus refresh project takes another step forward on October 28 with brainstorming/presentation sessions regarding the 4000 Building, also known as the Ray W. Howard Library Media and Technology Center.

The building has undergone some recent usage adjustments. In the spring of 2014, the former TV studio on the lower floor became a black-box theater space used by a variety of digital film, theater and other programs and classes. In the fall of 2014, tutoring services relocated from the 5000 Building (FOSS) to offices on the library main floor. This summer, the Math Learning Center and The Writing and Learning Studio also moved into library main-floor spaces and opened to students for this fall quarter.

A next phase will start with information-gathering sessions facilitated by Seong Shin, Principal for Interior Design Services, along with other personnel at McGranahan Architects of Tacoma. McGranahan is the firm the college has been working with on the campus refresh across campus. The goal is to imagine the look and uses for the building in the coming years.

There are two open sessions scheduled, one for employees and a second for students:

  • All-employees session: 1:30-3 p.m., Oct. 28, Room 1102
  • All-students session: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Oct. 28, PUB Main Dining Room

A third session just for those housed in the 4000 Building is set for the morning of Oct. 28.

In addition to the employee presentation, McGranahan has asked interested employees to participate by answering questions in an online survey available at:

A separate, student-specific message and survey is being emailed to all students.

And, for those coming to the presentation, McGranahan offers that if anyone has a sketch, image or object represents their thoughts to bring it along and share.

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