The Columbian Finalizes Details on New Headquarters

May 11, 2005

The Columbian Finalizes Details on New Headquarters

“The Columbian, Southwest Washington’s largest newspaper and among downtown Vancouver’s largest employers, has operated one block west of the park, at 701 W. Eighth St., for about 50 years,” writes Julie Anderson, staff writer for The Columbian.

Columbian Publisher Scott Campbell says, “‘The availability of the downtown property gives us the opportunity to do a project that will be good for downtown as well as for our employees,’ Campbell said, ‘We’re currently operating in two separate buildings on several levels and in two trailers. It is getting more and more expensive to maintain this facility.’"

“Campbell said he decided to go with Gerding Edlen and GBD Architects on the new project because ‘of their expertise with well-designed commercial office projects.’ The partnership also allows more flexibility in adjusting to the Columbian's future needs, he said.”

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