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YVCC- Hopf Union Building Addition and Modernization

YVCC- Hopf Union Building Addition and Modernization
The south elevation of the building addition
OWNER:
Yakima Valley Community College


LOCATION:
Yakima, WA


TOTAL SIZE OF PROJECT:
3,900 sf new, 26,200 sf total


DURATION OF PROJECT:
16 months


PROJECT TYPE:
Educational Building
The project encompassed a complete modernization of the campus’ student union building. It included a complete reconstruction of the kitchen, the creation of a café, and a quiet study/reading area. In addition to the modernization, a new dining area, gathering area, and new restrooms were added to the building.
YVCC- Hopf Union Building Addition and Modernization YVCC- Hopf Union Building Addition and Modernization
Curved wall separating quiet area beyondMain social gathering area
The addition was slab-on-grade construction with a combination of steel and wood framing for the structure. The new construction included aluminum storefront windows, ceramic tiled restrooms, and both a brick and wood siding façade. The modernization portion of the project included mechanical and electrical upgrades including the retrofit of new fire suppression and HVAC systems. Some new interior architectural features included three new large skylights with shafts down to the ceiling level, curved walls with stained T&G wood facing and glass block, and new flooring, ceiling and wall finishes throughout the facility.