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Straub Hall Renovation and Classroom Addition

Straub Hall Renovation and Classroom Addition

The Straub Hall renovation project will provide much needed infrastructure replacement and a full interior renovation of a historic building, transforming the Straub Hall into an innovative 21st Century academic facility. Amidst the demands of a rapidly increasing student population, and the constraints of an outdated historical building, an opportunity to create

Athletic Strength and Conditioning Center

Athletic Strength and Conditioning Center

The open design concept of the new Athletic Strength and Conditioning Center lends itself to flexibility in training and provides a dramatic experience for recruits entering the facility for the first time. The 21,000 sf Center portrays a reflection of the raw strength and elegant movement of the human body while simultaneously serving as a focal point for game day gatherings

Garnero Child Development Center

Garnero Child Development Center

Opsis Architecture provided design services for a 6,500 sf childcare facility on the Puyallup campus. The building is located adjacent but not within the defined campus building area, allowing for a clearer separation of uses and improved drop-off and pick-up by parents.
The program includes a large multi-purpose room/gym to be used both for children’s physical

Manzanita School

Manzanita School

Opsis Architecture is developing and implementing a master plan for the new private Manzanita School located in the Topanga Canyon north of Los Angeles. The 21-acre site is surrounded by dramatic rock outcroppings, seasonal streams and adjacent national forest land. The design team includes LA-based Parallax Architects and Mia Lehrer Landscape Architects. The school’s

The Victory Academy

The Victory Academy

The Victory Academy is a private, accredited K-8 school that serves children with unique learning differences, focusing on students impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders. Opsis is designing a new 12,500 sf school located on a four-acre site, which is planned to be LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge certified. Opsis has engaged in substantial

Performing Arts Building

Performing Arts Building

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

John J. Hemmingson Center

John J. Hemmingson Center

The John J. Hemmingson Center will be a transformational step in creating a Gonzaga community that reinforces the institution’s “whole and rigorous” vision for student development. The building plan grows out of an understanding of the site as a crossroads of campus, resulting from pedestrian patterns approaching the site from each corner. Specific program

Gateway Arts Center

Gateway Arts Center

The Gateway Arts Center will define the entry threshold to Western’s core academic campus which strengthens WWU’s connections to the greater Bellingham and regional community. The 98,000 sf facility will contain public-oriented front door programs such as the Admissions Center, music and theatre performance venues, and the Western Gallery (art museum) with

Ford Alumni Center

Ford Alumni Center

The 60,000 sf Ford Alumni Center is a model for 21st century higher education work environments and public spaces that connect communities. The building is the “front door” for the University of Oregon, housing an interactive campus visitors center, a 200-seat ballroom and offices for the University Office of Development, Alumni Association and University Foundation.

Academic Instructional Center

Academic Instructional Center

The Academic Instructional Center (AIC) is a 127,000 sf building with approximately 750 general university classroom seats and a new home for the graduate schools of Communications Sciences and Disorders (CSD) and Psychology. It provides much needed classroom space and computer labs at the south end of the Western Washington University campus and includes space for

Niemeyer Center

Niemeyer Center

Set amid the beautiful landscaped Oregon City campus, the Clackamas Community College Niemeyer Center, the 46,000 sf multipurpose facility is a one-of-a-kind teaching and performance venue in Oregon .  The project was designed as  a public front door to campus with a  dramatic two-story glass-enclosed lobby opens to a new forecourt plaza connecting the heart of

Wade King Student Recreation Center

Wade King Student Recreation Center

The award-winning Wade King Student Recreation Center creates an iconic presence on the southern edge of campus and creating a new gateway to the campus.  The building is key component of the expansion of the campus around a new academic quad and the Academic Instructional Center, both designed by Opsis.  The center mediates between the athletic and academic precinct,

Interactive Learning Center

Interactive Learning Center

The 59,000 sf Interactive Learning Center (ILC) is a teaching and learning facility located in the heart of the Boise State University Campus. Intended to be an active environment for learning, the center focuses on creating dynamic teaching, study and community learning spaces infused with technology and informal interaction zones. The Center includes state-of-the-art

Hood River Middle School Music & Science Building

Hood River Middle School Music & Science Building

The Hood River Middle School project consists of renovations of the 1927 National Historic Register main building and a new free standing environmental sciences lab and music facilities. The community and Historic Review Commission desired a new building design that was in keeping with the existing architectural massing, materials and details. The new building is

Arts and Allied Health Building

Arts and Allied Health Building

The Performing Arts and Allied Health Building unites multiple disciplines into a hybrid facility that provides the campus and surrounding community with state-of-the art instructional spaces and a premiere performing arts center. The 61,600 sf LEED Gold certified building incorporates a variety of sustainable strategies including: a displacement ventilation

Rose Center for the Arts

Rose Center for the Arts

Located on a major boulevard at the outskirts of campus, the Rose Center for the Arts extends the campus domain, defines the edge of the campus and connects the arts with the community. The urban edge is delineated by a linear brick mass which filters traffic noise, while exterior glazing displays a series of music practice rooms, scaled to the street and vehicular movement.

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,

Studio Arts Building

Studio Arts Building

The Art Department, housed for years in an old cannery building, moved into a new 12,000-square foot, L-shaped building that provides new classroom and studio space for popular art programs. The building’s form embraces an outside sculpture court for exhibition of student work and opens to an existing evergreen forest. The architecture contrasts metal siding and

Health Education Center

Health Education Center

Using Pierce College Fort Steilacoom’s new $8.9 million Health Education Center, the Diagnostic Health and Fitness Technician/Instructor program melds classroom instruction with the most technologically advanced laboratory equipment available. In the Health Assessment Laboratory, students gain critical, hands-on experience performing diagnostic tests

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

Wy’East Middle School

Wy’East Middle School

The new performing arts center, which seats 276, serves as the centerpiece for the school and surrounding community of Odell, near Hood River. Renovations further supplement the school’s science and technology instruction. A conversion of the adjacent building’s home economics room, which had doubled as the music room, creates a state-of-the-art science laboratory.

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

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

Health Education Center

Health Education Center

The 16,000 sf Health Education Building is a key component of the Pierce Puyallup long range plan for the development of comprehensive community college campus. Together with the College Center building completed in 2004, it creates an environment that encourages students to stay on this commuter campus throughout the day and into the evening. The project was student-funded

Dejardin Hall

Dejardin Hall

The DeJardin Building houses nursing, EMT and life science classes. This two-story, 18,700 sf building is designed in the character of the neighboring Pauling Center. The lower level of the building includes two lab spaces, prep area and a general classroom. The lab spaces are designed with perimeter utilities to maximize long-term flexibility. The second floor of

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

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

Student Union

Student Union

This new $9.7 million Student Union at Highline Community College features a dining center, bookstore, offices, meeting rooms, an Internet café and recreation facilities. An older two-story building was replaced with a three-story 47,000 sf structure that accommodates expanded student programs. Located at the center of campus, the new building provides a gathering

Technology Classroom Building

Technology Classroom Building

Opsis designed the new 46,000 sf Academic Building as an advanced technology classroom building that formalizes an important campus entry. An internal winter garden organizes the building along an east-west axis while creating an inviting path to classrooms and the campus beyond.
The $9 million facility houses the Distance Education Program, the Computer Technology

Rainier Science and Technology Building

Rainier Science and Technology Building

The Rainier Science and Technology Building was developed from the beginning of programming as an interactive and dynamic facility where the building becomes an integral part of the curriculum and learning pedagogy. This facility demonstrates how an integrated sustainable design approach can create real cost effective innovations that enhance learning.
The 70,000

College Center

College Center

The College Center Building is a key facility for the fast-growing Pierce College campus to provide students with a full college campus experience. The student center anchors the south end of a new main quad that will become the focal point of the campus. The 71,000 sf program combines academic and student services together into one integrated facility.  A main 300 seat,

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

Student Experience Center

Student Experience Center

The Student Experience Center (SEC) was conceived to create a central facility to serve the student out-of-class experience. The project includes 93,000 sf of new program space in addition to approximately 33,000 sf of renovated space in the existing Memorial Union (MU). Included in the renovation is the transformation of the existing bookstore into an 440 seat event

Campus Center

Campus Center

Situated on the northwest end of the campus, the new 30,000 sf Campus Center Building elegantly sits within its high desert surroundings. The building adds much needed student gathering space and complementary student service programs along College Way, the campus’ main street. The building was designed with the feel of a contemporary high desert lodge, both to respond

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

Building 7 Addition

Building 7 Addition

The 29,000 sf Building 7 Addition is the first in a series of projects to take place as part of the 2008 Rock Creek Redevelopment project. Rather than building on a new site, this addition to the existing 1993 Science Building preserves open green space on campus. The $8 million dollar project includes general purpose classrooms and support spaces such as a Multi-cultural

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

New Student Residence

New Student Residence

Faced with increasing enrollment, Oregon State University selected Opsis Architecture, with consultant Sasaki Associates, to design a new residence hall for upper class students. The 85,000 sf building will be designed to LEED Gold standards, reflecting the University’s commitment to the environment. Opsis Architecture planned this project carefully in association

Vandal Athletic Center

Vandal Athletic Center

The Vandal Athletic Facility expansion and renovation is a significant and versatile asset for the University if Idaho campus and the surrounding community. The intent of the project is to renew existing space within the Kibbie East End as well as provide additional space to more fully support the role and mission of the Department of Athletics and maintain and enhance

Student Recreation Center

Student Recreation Center

The proposed University of New Mexico Student Recreation Center (SRC), located with a prominent address on Central Ave. east of George Pearl Hall, completes the Stanford Entrance gateway to the UNM campus. The SRC creates a front door to campus as it spans across Redondo Drive to a north wing that provides a direct link between the SRC and the Johnson Center. The 128,000

Applied Technology & Innovation Center

Applied Technology & Innovation Center

The 38,000 sf new ATIC facility creates a highly flexible vocational technology learning environment specifically focused on 21st century job training skills. Programs included in the facility include Wind Energy Technology, Environmental Technology (residential solar, wind and biofuels), HVAC technology, Machining (CNC and 3-D prototype modeling), and Automated