LCC set to break ground for new Health Professions building

October 11, 2022
LCC Health Professions Building rendering-external view from athletic fields

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane Community College will break ground on its new Health Professions Building at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 12, on the main campus (view map). 

Proposed in the 2020 Lane Community College Master Plan, the new facility will bring the LCC Dental Clinic back to the main campus, provide additional Health Professions academic and administrative offices, and develop a 100+ seat classroom for lectures and community events. It will also serve as the future home of the Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) programs. 

Measuring 34,683 square feet, the building will stand three-stories tall. Additionally, sitework includes a new pedestrian bridge and plazas connecting Bristow Square with the athletic fields. These site improvements will help foster a sense of community and connection through enhanced circulation pathways and create a new northern gateway to the campus core.

“This is an exciting day for Lane Community College,” said LCC President Stephanie Bulger. “Thanks to state funding and the voter-approved 2020 Bond Measure, the college was able to make this plan a reality. This new facility will contain some of our most high-demand programs. Students who successfully complete these challenging fields of study are well-equipped for rewarding careers in a variety of health-related positions.”

Roberson Sherwood Architects with Mahlum Architects have designed the new building that will be constructed as a northern gateway for the campus. Fortis Construction has been selected as the  Construction Manager/General Contractor with an estimated occupancy date of 2024. Total project costs will be approximately $32.8 million.

Brett Rowlett, Executive Director of External Affairs

Lane Community College educates over 25,000 students annually at six locations across Lane County and online. Students and alumni from all 50 states and 79 countries create more than an $850 million dollar impact on the local economy, helping to support more than 13,000 local jobs. Lane provides affordable, quality, professional technical and college transfer programs; business development and employee training; academic, language and life skills development; and lifelong personal development and enrichment courses.