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Jefferson Middle School Renovation and Addition

Jefferson Middle School Renovation and Addition

The 100,237 sf Jefferson Middle School building was originally constructed in 1957 (with subsequent additions) and is situated on 18 acres near the Westmoreland Community Park. Opsis Architecture, in association with Rowell Brokaw Architects, worked with the Eugene School District to design a 55,000 sf Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math [STE(A)M] classroom ...
Vault Theater

Vault Theater

The Vault Theater re-envisions a 1948 branch bank building into a modern and intimate performing arts venue that is the new home for Bag & Baggage Productions, an accomplished regional theatre company based in Hillsboro, OR. The new theater features a highly adaptable black box space that integrates innovative video based production format. The Opsis design inserts ...
Allan Price Science Commons and Research  Library Remodel and Expansion

Allan Price Science Commons and Research Library Remodel and Expansion

The Price Science Commons (PSC) and Research Library creates an inviting identity for the Lokey Science Complex as a glass enclosed pavilion containing a social commons café and event space overlooking and connecting to the subterranean research library and landscaped courtyard. The PSC is a hub of student activity with a technologically robust, dynamic learning ...
Straub Hall Renovation and Classroom Addition

Straub Hall Renovation and Classroom Addition

Opsis Architecture, in association with Rowell Brokaw Architects, completed a comprehensive renovation of Straub Hall and a classroom expansion of Straub and Earl Halls totaling 83,000 sf. The renovation of historic Straub Hall—originally built in 1928 as a dormitory—provides much needed infrastructure replacement and a full interior renovation, transforming ...
Student Experience Center

Student Experience Center

The Student Experience Center (SEC) was conceived to create a highly sustainable central campus hub to serve the student out-of-class experience. The nearly 90,000 sf student-funded building is located next to the existing Memorial Union in the historic campus core. The building fulfills all modern criteria of performance and usability while complementing the historic ...
The Redd

The Redd

Portland’s Central Eastside is a vibrant and emerging district full of iconic industrial spaces and entrepreneurial spirit. The Redd on Salmon Street is two full city blocks—a 1918 industrial ironworks and adjacent contemporary warehouse, office, and showroom—that will be transformed into a working urban ecosystem for the local food economy. The development ...
Memorial Union Renovation

Memorial Union Renovation

The Memorial Union (MU) was completed in 1929 in the Neoclassical style and is on the National Register of Historic Places. East and west wing additions were completed in 1959. Opsis Architecture was selected to extensively renovate approximately 35,000 sf in the east wing of the building and provide additional upgrades throughout the building. The new east wing of the ...
Washburne Hall Renovation

Washburne Hall Renovation

The 26,000 sf Washburne Hall is located at the core of Pacific University’s campus. Built in 1964, the building accurately reflects the technology and design of its time. While the facility serves as the center of student life—housing campus dining, student services offices, offices, multi-purpose rooms, a student store, the mail room, and other campus-wide non-academic ...
Health and Wellness Center

Health and Wellness Center

A complex renovation and expansion project, the new 113,000 sf Health and Wellness Center is a state-of-the-art, sustainable sports facility. The 80,000 sf addition includes equipment room, lockers, training facilities, cardio and weight training areas, racquetball courts and a climbing wall. Four multipurpose rooms support dance, aerobics, spinning, yoga, ...
Kibbie Dome

Kibbie Dome

The modernization of the Kibbie-ASUI Activity Center followed a 10-year, multi-phase master plan that transformed the facility into a state-of-the-art, light-filled, dynamic home for university athletics, as well as, campus and community events. The original 400-foot span arched-wood indoor football stadium and track was a landmark structural achievement when ...
Lane Miles Standish Printing Co.

Lane Miles Standish Printing Co.

The Lane-Miles Standish Printing Co. is a family-owned business that has been operating out of the same building in northwest Portland since 1929. An original historic Slabtown business, with its identifiable “castle” on the corner, the building and business remains a fixture of the neighborhood. The company decided to further develop the 25,000 sf property while ...
Washington Elementary School

Washington Elementary School

The renovation of the 55,000 sf building, built in 1931, was an extremely fast-tracked project that used early mechanical systems pre-purchases to reduce the project schedule by three months. The seismic renovation includes new shot-crete shear walls and roof diaphragm work. The project also included a unique application of metal-clad wood replacement windows, ...
Oak Grove Elementary School

Oak Grove Elementary School

The original Oak Grove School dates from the beginning of the 20th century and was restored as part of the full renovation of this campus. Over the years, the campus expanded with a series of separate exterior loaded classroom wings for a total area of 65,000 sf. A new wing including a gymnasium, multipurpose room, and  administration offices has been inserted into the ...
Hood River Valley High School

Hood River Valley High School

The dramatic transformation for Hood River Valley High School creates an updated, innovative facility suited to 21st century learners. Part of a district-wide renovation project for nine different schools, Hood River Valley High School faced rapidly increasing enrollment and needed to update its aging, dated facilities. Opsis Architecture, retained for all of ...
Veterans Memorial Coliseum Renovation

Veterans Memorial Coliseum Renovation

The original 197,000 sf, 12,000-seat Veterans Memorial Coliseum building is a landmark in modernist design by the international firm of SOM. The $30-million renovation project addresses numerous MEP, ADA, public space and support space improvements. New restrooms, concessions, team locker rooms and a new ice arena for the professional Winterhawks hockey team will ...
Lovejoy Office Building

Lovejoy Office Building

The Lovejoy Opsis Building was constructed in 1910 as the stables for the historic Marshall-Wells Hardware Company. With a prospering business and limited studio space, Opsis purchased the building at the corner of NW 17th and Lovejoy and renovated it to provide rentable ground floor retail space, and a second floor office for their firm. Awarded LEED Gold certification ...
Roosevelt Elementary School

Roosevelt Elementary School

In 2007, major seismic deficiencies required the school system to close Roosevelt and Jackson Elementary Schools until more stable, safe structures could be found for the students. Opsis provided the district with a series of cost options ranging from full renovations to all new construction. The District chose to rebuild over 75% of each school in new construction ...
Jackson Elementary School

Jackson Elementary School

In 2007, major seismic deficiencies required the school system to close Roosevelt and Jackson Elementary Schools until more stable, safe structures could be found for the students. Opsis provided the district with a series of cost options ranging from full renovations to all new construction. The District chose to rebuild over 75% of each school in new construction ...
Washakie Center

Washakie Center

The 70,000 sf Washakie Center serves as the central dining hall for over 1000 student beds on the east side of campus of the University of Wyoming Campus. The facility also includes, housing offices, tutoring rooms, a computer lab, conference rooms and a ballroom.  The main entry centers on a dramatic two story skylighted atrium that connects together the entire Center’s ...
Painters Hall Community Center

Painters Hall Community Center

Opsis recently completed the renovation of the Community Center Building as part of their master plan for the highly sustainable Pringle Creek Community development. This 3,200 sf building forms the heart of the Village Center, and become home to the Village Store and the Pringle Creek Development Office. In keeping with the sustainable design principles of the Pringle ...
Stevenson Union

Stevenson Union

The Stevenson Union renovation has reinvigorated student life at the center of the SOU campus. The program includes new food service, retail and a wide array of student programs including the Media Collective, KSOC the student radio station, The Multicultural Resource Center, Women’s Resource Center, International Programs, Disability Services, The Siskiyou ...
Artists Repertory Theatre

Artists Repertory Theatre

Opsis completed a multi-phase transformation of an old Mason Lodge Building into the dynamic new home for the Artists Repertory Theatre (ART) in Portland.  Now in its 27th year, ART is Portland’s oldest professional theatre company and has grown to gain a national reputation for their work that now includes two theatres and a resident acting company. The 35,000 ...
Student Union

Student Union

The new Student Center and Bookstore at Oregon Health and Sciences University transforms an existing fitness center into a vibrant student union space. The Opsis team recognized an opportunity to address the needs of the “whole” student at an institution known for its rigorous study and research. The multi-phase undertaking creates a multi-media room, a new bookstore, ...
United Fund Advisors

United Fund Advisors

Opsis recently completed tenant improvements for the corporate offices of United Fund Advisors, located in the renovated historic Skidmore Building in Portland’s Old Town district. The goal for the 7,700 sf project was to create a center of excellence and sustainability resulting in a space that reinterprets the way financial offices are configured, reflecting ...
Arts Center

Arts Center

Opsis Architecture and Rowell Brokaw Architects worked together on the recently completed group of four projects at Lane Community College which created new homes for the Art Department, Regional Technical Education Consortium (RTEC), Recycling Center, and Specialized Support Services. The Opsis | RBA team worked closely with the diverse user groups to ensure their ...
Columbia Theatre Study

Columbia Theatre Study

Opsis worked with the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts to evaluate the creation of a cultural hub in downtown Longview with the renovation of the Historic Columbia Theater. This project was envisioned as a catalyst for re-invigorating the downtown area while also creating a central place to gather and celebrate the arts and life in Longview. Features of the design ...
Penguin Student Union

Penguin Student Union

The Penguin Student Union project transformed an existing 1970’s facility into a vibrant campus center for student programs, government and organizations. A focal point of the addition is a two level performance space that also functions as a student lounge – large sliding glass walls acoustically separate the space when used for performances. The existing ...
Parkdale Elementary School

Parkdale Elementary School

At Parkdale Elementary, Opsis added 3,800 sf of new library and computer lab spaces to an existing building originally built in the 1940s. The new facilities are tucked into a U-shaped courtyard allowing the computer lab to have excellent natural daylighting while avoiding glare. The library combines a warm wood-finished space with magnificent views of Mt. Adams across ...
Teaching and Learning Center / Commons

Teaching and Learning Center / Commons

The Teaching and Learning Center / Commons project includes a new student center and academic building at the center of the campus. An essential synergy is created by combining the living functions of the commons with learning spaces in 30 technology and media enhanced classrooms. The existing 51,000 sf University Classroom Building on the site was used as the structural ...
Rivoli Theatre

Rivoli Theatre

In 2011, a four month planning effort was initiated in 2010 to assess the existing facility and prepare physical and operational plans for renovation and possible expansion of the Rivoli Theater. An inclusive process reached out to the community and included several multi-day workshops, which consisted of interviews and presentations with the Steering Committee, ...