opsis architecture

The Reed College Performing Arts Building (PAB) consolidates theatre, dance and music programs, previously scattered across campus, into a new, vibrant and cross-disciplinary home for the arts. The facility encourages teamwork and experimentation across intellectual, social and creative communities while meeting the technical needs of each program. Enclosing the Commons Quad, the 78,000 sf building serves as a doorway connecting the performing arts to the academic core of campus.

The facility is organized around a central atrium lobby and informal learning space that provides an address for each program and four performance venues. The building features: a 200-seat studio theatre with flexible seating configurations, a highly experimental 100-seat black box theatre, a 100-seat choral rehearsal hall, and the 100-seat Performance Lab for theatre. Instruction and rehearsal spaces include: a multi-media lab and resource library, two large dance and theatre rehearsal spaces, a costume / design studio, shared classrooms and faculty offices. Opsis designed the PAB in accordance with the requirements of Earth Advantage’s Gold certification, and interfaced closely with Hoffman Construction in an integrated CM/GC process.

Stats

  • 78,000 sf
  • Completion: Fall 2013
  • Earth Advantage Commercial Pilot - Gold Certification

Awards

  • 2013 AIA Portland Design Awards: People's Choice
  • 2014 WoodWorks Wood Design Awards: Beauty of Wood
  • 2014 OCAPA EIC Award: Education
  • 2014 IIDA Oregon Design Excellence Award: Education Category
  • 2014 Interior Design Magazine BOY Awards: Finalist
  • 2015 USITT Architecture Awards: Merit
  • 2015 AIA/CAE Education Facility Design Awards: Merit
  • 2015 AIA NWPR Design Awards: Citation

Demonstrated Experience

  • 300-seat proscenium theatre
  • 180-seat studio theatre
  • Black box theatre
  • Dance studio
  • Media library
  • Classrooms
  • Scene and costume shops
  • Music / Choral Rehearsal room
  • Music practice rooms
  • Performing Arts Building
  • Performing Arts Building
  • Performing Arts Building
  • Performing Arts Building
  • Performing Arts Building
  • Performing Arts Building
  • Performing Arts Building
  • Performing Arts Building
  • Performing Arts Building
  • Performing Arts Building
  • Performing Arts Building
  • Performing Arts Building
  • Performing Arts Building
  • Performing Arts Building
  • Performing Arts Building

Stats

  • 78,000 sf
  • Completion: Fall 2013
  • Earth Advantage Commercial Pilot - Gold Certification

Awards

  • 2013 AIA Portland Design Awards: People's Choice
  • 2014 WoodWorks Wood Design Awards: Beauty of Wood
  • 2014 OCAPA EIC Award: Education
  • 2014 IIDA Oregon Design Excellence Award: Education Category
  • 2014 Interior Design Magazine BOY Awards: Finalist
  • 2015 USITT Architecture Awards: Merit
  • 2015 AIA/CAE Education Facility Design Awards: Merit
  • 2015 AIA NWPR Design Awards: Citation

Demonstrated Experience

  • 300-seat proscenium theatre
  • 180-seat studio theatre
  • Black box theatre
  • Dance studio
  • Media library
  • Classrooms
  • Scene and costume shops
  • Music / Choral Rehearsal room
  • Music practice rooms
 
  • Performing Arts Building
  • Performing Arts Building
  • Performing Arts Building
  • Performing Arts Building
  • Performing Arts Building
  • Performing Arts Building
  • Performing Arts Building
  • Performing Arts Building
  • Performing Arts Building
  • Performing Arts Building
  • Performing Arts Building
  • Performing Arts Building
  • Performing Arts Building
  • Performing Arts Building
  • Performing Arts Building