Bill Sloane of MSGS Architects, Ashton & Tyler, students at Centralia College
600 Centralia College Blvd Centralia, WA
The Centralia College TransAlta Student Commons (known on campus as the TAC) features 69,873 square feet allocated over a three-story facility. The building features a bright and spacious atrium bathed in natural daylight and anchored by a striking suspended wooden staircase known as the learning landscape. In addition to providing updated classroom and office spaces, the building also functions as a hub for services needed by students, including the campus cafeteria which can be used as a 500-seat dining and meeting space, a bookstore, and offices for admissions, registration, and financial aid. The building achieved 3rd party certification via the US Green Building Council, at the Gold level in their Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) standard.