PCC Swan Island Trades Center Expansion Study

In 2018-2019 we worked with Portland Community College on a study to evaluate potential expansion options for the Swan Island Trades Center (SITC), a 22,685 square foot facility occupying a 5 acre site in the North Industrial area of Portland. Our work documented existing spaces and usage and involved multiple interviews with building stakeholders to determine what is working well, what areas could be improved, and identified opportunities to better accommodate current need and future vision. Throughout the process, design studies were generated to test ideas, question assumptions, and discover opportunities. Additionally, the study was developed with the understanding that the expansion should build upon and continue PCC’s tradition of partnering with businesses and the community.