Glenn Anthon

Glenn Anthon Hall
Yakima Valley College
Yakima, Washington

Construction Cost:
$19,500,000

Building Area:
100,000 square feet

Project Status:
Completed Fall 2007

Contractor:
Lydig Construction, Inc.

The Glenn Anthon Hall Replacement project has provided Yakima Valley College with a new state-of-the-art Science and General Classroom Building

The First Floor of the building houses twenty-two general purpose classrooms designed to support the instruction of English, Math and the Social Sciences. All classrooms have been designed to support the use of the latest in teaching technologies. Each classroom has been provided with teaching stations housing equipment such as a computer workstation, document camera, DVD player and VCR, all of which are controlled though the use of the user friendly panel.

Located directly off of the main Lobby are the Math and Writing Centers which were designed to provide tutoring services for those disciplines.

Faculty offices, conference and work spaces are found on both floors of the building providing for a close relationship between the faculty, the students and the instructional spaces. This relationship together with the location of the tutoring centers will provide for the efficient delivery of instructional services to the student population of Yakima Valley College.

The Second Floor of the building houses the Life and Physical Science Departments of the College.  Labs have been designed for Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Geology. Emphasis was placed on designing Labs that would support future instructional trends as well as supporting instruction which would prepare students not only for the next step in their education but also for the working world.

The Lobby areas were designed to host student study, lounge and gathering space as well as venues for art commissioned for the building and departmental displays. The west wall of the Lobby displays three relief sculptures depicting the "path maker" which refers to the people in life who help make paths which assist others toward success, as well as the students themselves who are making paths for their futures. Secondary art elements are the cast glass panels which are set in the railings showing images which suggest elements found in the subjects taught on the campus.