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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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PSU Building Technology Class visits PCC Cascade

by Amie Bates

One of the best aspects of practicing architecture is that our education never ends. And on top of that, our classroom comes in many forms — from city sidewalks to the job site beside carpenters to the computer screen at our desks. So when Margarette Leite’s PSU Building Technology class approached us for a class tour of the PCC Cascade Student Center and Academic Building, we jumped at the opportunity. Not only are we excited about how the project is unfolding, but to be able to share it as a learning tool for architecture students is an extra perk.

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