Columbia Adventist Academy, Replacement Classroom Building

Battle Ground, Washington

  • FIRM

    Manley Architects


    Oregon Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists

  • AREA

    25,260 sq.ft.





This private high school classroom building provides an energy-efficient replacement for aging facilities on a campus occupied continuously for more than 100 years. Wood-framed with brick veneer, the building features exposed-wood roof decking and wood beams, extensive natural lighting, and a natural ventilation system integrated with high-efficiency hydronic heating. ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY200COST PER SQ FT$187.00FEATURED IN2009 Architectural Portfolio are equipped with networked digital projectors and interactive whiteboard systems.

At 25,000 square feet, the building provides 10 teaching stations including general and science classrooms and lab, a co-op area library, forum flex space and campus administrative offices.

The design reflects its rural surroundings and recalls various buildings that have occupied the site since 1903. The Forum space, at the heart of the building and crossroads of campus, is a daylighted two-story multipurpose space that will be used as lobby, chapel, gathering space and gallery. The Forum focuses attention north, aligning on the school’s most familiar symbol: the iconic, historic water tower.

The new building weaves gracefully into the existing campus fabric, holding great promise for serving the next 100 years of Adventist education.