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Umpqua Hall Health and Science Building

Coos Bay, OR
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After 20 years of dreaming and planning, the college’s new health and science building Umpqua Hall opens to our students and the community this fall. Faculty are installing chemistry and biology equipment in a building abuzz with excitement. The Nursing Lab patients or “SIMS” are waiting. We have begun to inspire new generations of scientists, engineers and health care professionals.
The opening aligns with our college’s 60-year anniversary. It reinforces SWOCC’s heritage of offering people of diverse backgrounds the chance to attend a locally accredited college with modern facilities.

In 2018-20, the college renovated Umpqua for health labs and added the new 20,890 sq. ft. wing. It features a lecture hall, student collaboration areas and modern science labs. Designed by Opsis Architecture of Portland, the new construction by Bogatay Construction, Inc. reflects the original building’s Modernist character. It also showcases sustainable, engineered wood products with cross-laminated timber and glulam beams from regional mills.

At $25 million, this is the largest capital project in the college’s history and a triumph of teamwork. We owe a hearty THANK YOU to the hundreds of donors – ­individuals, families, alumni, educators ­retired and working, along with Southwestern students and staff, businesses, service groups, private and public grantors, and health care providers who turned a 20-year ­vision into reality.

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    Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), Glue-Laminated Timber (GLT or glulam)

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