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DES completes $54M in campus updates for Edmonds College


DES’s Facility Professional Services oversaw $54 million in campus updates for Edmonds College that included the construction of a new Science, Engineering & Technology building.

The existing STEM facilities at Edmonds College weren’t providing a quality instructional experience for students. Student spaces for science, math and nursing were spread out across the campus, limiting interdisciplinary instruction—critical to student success. The campus also lacked important facilities including specialized chemistry and physics labs, nursing simulation classrooms and simulated patient rooms.

The Facility Professional Services (FPS) team at the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) stepped in to oversee a $54 million project to improve the student experience. The project included construction of a parking lot, modifications to the campus’s central utility plant and a $41 million Science, Engineering & Technology (SET) building. 

The new SET facility now provides a consolidated space for program needs. The building enhances student-learning opportunities for interdisciplinary instruction and student-teacher collaboration. It also reduces educational barriers, which will benefit both students and our communities by creating a talented workforce for the future.

“The diligent teamwork from design through construction resulted in one of the most efficient, functional and sustainable facilities that will provide required services for years to come,” said Indra Jain, FPS project manager. 

Other FPS team members who contributed to the project include Janet Jensen, Nancy Deakins, Debra Delzell, Brian Thomas, Annmarie Sao, Bob Bourg (retired) and Rolland Orr (retired).

Facility Professional Services provides professional-level management of state facilities and public works construction projects. Learn more about Facility Professional Services