COCC Science Center

While with YGH Architecture, Jonathan Bolch was Project Designer of this 46,000 sf facility for Central Oregon Community College. Carefully sited to integrate with its natural and built context, the Science Center contains a wide range of educational spaces that support both traditional and innovative ways of teaching and learning.


In addition to dedicated science labs, general purpose classrooms, and faculty offices, the building contains a diverse array of informal student study areas designed to encourage collaboration and interaction. The largest of these is a light-filled, two-story study lounge that opens onto a tree-lined terrace and offers expansive views of the nearby Cascade Mountains.


A pilot project for Earth Advantage’s Commercial program for sustainability, the Science Center was awarded Gold certification.

Project Credits

Yost Grube Hall Architecture

Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company

Christian Columbres
Alan Brandt