• Project 1: Harmony West

  • Project Specs

    • Three floors, 43,634 square feet
    • Eight classrooms
    • One large classroom with ability to partition to two classrooms
    • Chemistry lab and biology lab with lab preparation space
    • Two computer labs
    • A multipurpose space/community event space
    • Lobby, informal learning spaces
    • Support spaces: restrooms, furniture storage, conference room, faculty workroom, etc.
    • Bookstore
    • Project cost estimated at $16 million

    November Project Updates

    The construction phase of Harmony West officially began Sept. 12. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Sept. 16.

    There are a number of trades working on the site. The earthwork contractor got the site stabilized by installing the stormwater system and placing erosion control measures to keep the site contained during construction.

    Structural fill was imported to bring the building pad up to subgrade. Once the pad subgrade was established, structural concrete footing and pier work commenced, which then opened up work for the electrical and plumbing contractors to start the underground rough-ins.

    All structural footings and piers, underground electrical and underground plumbing work is complete and the cast-in-place concrete shear walls are being constructed. Structural steel erection will start mid-December.

    For the building interior, finishes, furniture and equipment decisions are being finalized on the design of the science labs.

    April 2015: Project kickoff
    March 28, 2016: Final day of classes at former OIT building
    Spring/Summer 2016: Abatement/demolition of OIT building
    Summer 2016: Construction begins
    Summer 2017: Move-in process begins
    Fall 2017: Occupancy and project closeout

    Fast Facts

    • The former OIT building used to be the Dale Ickes Junior High School, built in 1955.
    • Harmony West is enrolled in the Energy Trust of Oregon’s Path to Net Zero Program, investigating smart, sustainable solutions for energy efficiency.
    • Harmony West is being designed to perform beyond Oregon Energy Code requirements to meet carbon reduction, The 2030 Challenge, which challenges all new buildings and major renovations be carbon-neutral by 2030.
    • The 2,500-square-foot community room is designed to serve large banquets or divide to create two additional classroom spaces. The community room is designed to open to south lawn and expand the venue to the outdoors.
    • The reclaimed wood salvaged during demolition of the OIT building was sent to Japan to be used for wood countertops and tables.
    • The "Marching Women" sculpture - currently located in Randall Hall on the Oregon City campus - will be moved to the Harmony West lobby.

    Harmony Visioning

    In 2009, the Harmony Community Campus steering committee published the Harmony Community Campus Conceptual Master Plan. This plan has informed the development of Campus projects since then. The Harmony Community Campus Conceptual Master Plan can be found here on CCC's website.

  • Related Transportation Projects:

    Upcoming Clackamas County projects aim to improve transportation safety and reduce congestion near the Harmony Community Campus.

  • Sept. 16, 2016, Groundbreaking Ceremony

  • Harmony Phase II Groundbreaking