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Construction Updates

Wells Hall Replacement*

*Updated November 22, 2019

Wells Hall replacement rendering

The $37 million Wells Hall Replacement project will replace Wells Hall wings 1-4 with a new, 73,935 square-foot, three-story building. Wing 5, which houses the campus theater and ceramics studio will become a stand-alone building. Built in 1951, the current Wells Hall is the oldest building in the community college system built for college instructional purposes.

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Project updates

Plans and specifications are being developed by Integrus Architecture for the constructions of the new building. Lydig, the construction contractor, is expected to begin demolition in November. 

Timeline

  • Design: August 2018 - July 2019
  • Office/classroom relocations begin: June 21, 2019
  • Office/classroom relocations end: September 9, 2019
  • Groundbreaking ceremony: October 29, 2019
  • Construction: November 2019- June 2021
  • Demolition begins: late-November 2019
  • Project completion: Summer 2021 (open for fall quarter classes)

What will be in the new building

  • 25 classrooms, numerous offices and program spaces
  • Adult Basic Education/English as a Second Language
  • Developmental Education
  • Philosophy/Humanities
  • World Languages
  • English
  • Social Sciences
  • Communications
  • Workforce Education
  • Workforce Grants
  • Continuing Education
  • Center for Entrepreneurship
  • WriteLab
  • a conference center
  • Chelan County Emergency Operations Center

Map of parking lots

During demolition and construction of Wells Hall wings 1-4, parking in the Wells Hall Visitor Lot (Lot A) and the Music and Art Center Parking Lot (Lot M) may be affected.

Additional parking will be available at Sage Hills Church (free) and Knights Hall A, B & C (permit required).

For more information about paid parking on the WVC campus, visit the Parking webpage

On-campus parking

View and download a map of the Wenatchee campus with the new, temporary locations of the departments that will be affected by the Wells Hall replacement construction.

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Download Office Directory

During construction, several departments will change locations. Relocations begin summer quarter 2019.

Knights Hall A, B & C

Location: on Ninth Street and north of the Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Stadium

  • Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Continuing Education
  • Transitional Studies (adult basic education, English as a Second Language, High School+)
Grants House

Location: on Fifth Street across from the Wells Hall visitor lot

  • Workfirst
  • Workforce Grants
Sage Hills Church

Location: on Fifth Street across from Hollis soccer field

  • Classrooms during construction
  • Damon Barta, English
  • Marcus Bingham, Drama
  • Geoff Bullis, Spanish
  • Jeff Bullock, Agriculture
  • Amy Carlson, English
  • Tom Doherty, Automotive
  • Julie Fitch, Spanish
  • Lisa Foster, Psychology
  • Leo Garcia, Agriculture
  • Max Geier, History
  • Bob Greiner, Automotive
  • Michelle Hedges, Sociology
  • Micky Jennings, Machining
  • Dale Lambert, History
  • Mike Lesky, Natural Resources
  • Brant Madson, Computer Science
  • Stacie Morales, Sociology
  • Joan Qazi, Geography
  • Mario Reyes, Spanish
  • Francisco Sarmiento, Agriculture
  • Bob Smet, Criminal Justice
  • Meghan Steele, Communications
  • Miko Stephens, Japanese
  • Loretta Stover, Psychology
  • Helen Tollefson, English
  • Pat Whitfield, Communications

 

Contact

Charlie Robb, project managercrobb@wvc.edu