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In partnership with the City of Port Townsend and the Port Townsend Public Development Authority, Peninsula College is renovating Building 202 at Fort Worden into a facility that provides for high-quality education, easy access and up-to-date technology and infrastructure. The site will be renovated to provide a responsive, instructional environment for higher education. The space will include four general classrooms, a science classroom, a studio/art room, learning lab, workforce training room, student study space, reception and advising areas and faculty offices.
The campus will offer two-year degree programs, credit and non-credit classes, on-site student services and advising, a learning center and computer lab, as well as community enrichment activities, including free lectures open to the public. It will cost approximately $6.1 million to renovate the 14,000 square foot space. The building is slated to open in September 2016.
Finishing up case work, completing entry, waiting area, added some furniture, and working to complete the exterior.
The initial punch was done yesterday for the interior as the contractor is about 95% complete inside. There is now casework installed, one set of stairs is nearly completely finished, floor covering are complete, painting, light fixtures, plumbing nearly complete. We are starting to put the equipment through its paces and the heating system was started yesterday. They continue to finish the exterior in anticipation of paint.
More of the same with interior and exterior finish and trim this week. The scaffolding is gone from the front porch and they are finishing up the siding and soffit replacement. The rear ramp, walkway and decking are underway. Pictured are a photo of the wood, bamboo, that will be going on the stairs in the interior. A few weeks away from the punch list walk.
Interior work is ongoing at Building 202, with nearly all the carpet installation complete. Interior painting is nearing the end, and the fixtures and stall walls are almost complete in the restrooms. Door and trim paint continues, and the back porch, ramp, and sidewalks are underway. The reception space is getting close to completion, and a couple more weeks of work is anticipated on the inside of the building. Once done, they will move to finishing the porch area, and patch and paint the exterior.
All of the carpet is down and the north porch is being installed. Doors are being hung and painted at the reception desk and glass is in place. Painting continues, restroom stall walls near completion, ceiling tiles and lighting near complete. Really starting to take shape!
The majority of siding is up this week, and workers have begun installing soffit boards on the porches. Restored columns are going back into place, flooring was installed on the second floor, and drop ceiling work continued throughout the building with some tiles and lights installed. The back porch is getting some concrete work and will continue to move forward after Parks removes the fuel and fills an old fuel oil tank within that footprint.
Upstairs painting is getting close to being complete, as is the elevator, and some of the building lighting is going up. Refurbishing work continues on the porch, to include the column’s, bases, bead board soffit and structural damage repair. Footing and foundation work for the back sidewalk and ADA ramps has begun as well.
Elevator is nearing completion. The upstairs continues to get finishes, the windows and door openings are getting trimmed, and the tile work continues as does the metal frame trim paint. The siding is about 80% complete, and they have just begun the re-roof of the back porch. It is all looking great!
This week the second floor of Building 202 is getting a fresh coat of paint, some of the drop grid ceilings are being placed, a second set of interior stairs are going in, and door frames are getting first coat of finish paint.
On the first floor, drywall installation continues and will be followed by taping and painting. The exterior siding and window trim is ongoing, and we have received the final windows for the modern replacement. The front porch shoring is almost complete so the remediation work can continue out front.
With the new stairwell installed and a second coat of drywall mudding upstairs, Building 202 continues to take shape. Blown-in insulation was replaced with the correct type, and new window trim gives the building a more finished look.
Quite a few new windows were hung in Building 202 in January, with 40 more expected to arrive next week. Most of the drywall has been hung on the second floor and the elevator is now scheduled for installation. Check back next month for more updates!
Located in the beautiful park-like setting of historic Fort Worden, Peninsula College at Port Townsend provides our students with caring staff and innovative instructors who help them achieve their academic goals. Currently, classes are held in the Fort Worden State Park Schoolhouse.
To begin the construction process, the 14,000 square foot Building 202 was gutted, reframed and plumbed, and received new wiring and ventilation. The building is one of many historical structures created as part of a 19th century military installation and was originally used as barracks. Schacht Aslani Architects designed the new space in accordance with Fort Worden’s National Historic Landmark designation.
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