The Student Services Building (SSB) was built in 1996 and was showing its age in terms of tired paint, worn carpet and old furniture. Beyond that, however, the design of the building was not serving the present needs of the campus. This remodel consisted of technical and acoustical upgrades, infrastructure updates and office space renovations.
In the lobby on the first floor, an Answer Center was created where students can easily access all vital services in one place. Work on the first floor also included updating office space for Counseling, Advising and Career Services, as well as pushing out an exterior wall to gain natural light to improve much needed lounge area seating.
An Orientation Center was created on the second floor as well as a newly renovated Testing Center to include three distraction-free testing rooms. The Community Education area was expanded on this floor as well as a brand new telecom room to serve the building’s technology needs. On the third floor, new offices for the math faculty were built.
The last major improvement was the creation of a new vestibule, giving a clear arrival path for visitors as well as sourcing plenty of natural light and aiding in temperature control which had been a past issue.
Project Manager Michael Strachan shared his own views on the completed project
“The results of the renovation are subtle but functional, and should serve PCC’s needs at the SSB long into the future,” he said. “Ultimately, the most pleasing result in my mind, is seeing members of the local community comfortably utilizing the finished space as it’s intended.”