When the Library - Learning Resource
Center was designed, Heritage University
consisted of a former elementary
school building purchased from the
Toppenish School District, some used
portable buildings and a former house.
This new building set the design standard
for the campus which has been
used in the design of all new buildings
which have followed.
The main spine of the building houses a
full service Library with capacity for
69,500 volumes, the Administration Offices
for the College, the Board Room
The east wing comprises the center of the Computer Science Department for
the University and is comprised of four computer classrooms/labs and associated
The west wing houses the Academic Skills Center which provides tutoring,
testing and general support services for the diverse student population.
The Library was designed to accommodate the advancing technology that
has changed and enhanced the way information is accessed by and provided
to students. The space emphasizes an open feel and is accented by large
peeled wood columns.
Brick pattern derived
from an intricate basket
weave pattern used
by the people of the