Nick Hodges

Nick Hodges
Originally from the southeast, Nick moved to Portland in 1997 in search of good urban environments with easy connections to a multitude of natural settings. Nick joined Hacker in 2000 to work on Multnomah County’s first mixed-use library, the Hollywood Library/Bookmark Apartments. Since then he has worked on a variety of public and private projects including San Francisco Public Library’s Bayview Branch, The Cyan/PDX Apartments and most recently, the expansion of Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus. Outside of work, you will find Nick sailing the high seas or celebrating food with his long-time partner and trained chef.

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Building Community: PCC Cascade’s New Student Union

by Nick Hodges

As higher-education institutions rapidly adapt their curricula and campuses to accommodate new models of learning, the line between places for studying and socializing, learning and leisure time has become blurred, to say the least. We’ve written about how that transition has prompted big changes in the conception and design of libraries, but it’s also led colleges and universities to reconsider the traditional role of the student union.

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PCC’s Academic Building Exceeds 2030 Target

by Nick Hodges

As sustainable initiatives and energy efficiency become more the norm than the exception – often design drivers even in budget-constrained public projects – sustainable solutions must respond to the need for simplicity and cost-effectiveness. Portland Community College’s and THA’s commitment to affordable sustainability is demonstrated in the new 45,000 square foot three-story academic building at the Cascade Campus in North Portland. Recently completed modeling projects the new facility, which includes classrooms, faculty workspace, informal student learning spaces, a child development center and space for programs whose mission is promoting educational opportunities, will be 73% more energy efficient than the national average for this type of building.

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