Portland State University

Shattuck Hall Renovation

Built in 1915, Shattuck Hall is the second oldest building on campus. The 66,000sf renovation, originally a deferred maintenance project, evolved to give way to an innovatively programmed building juxtaposed with historic fabric. An educational “systems on display” theme leaves assemblies and systems intentionally exposed, while the formerly enclosed layout was transformed into open architectural studio space. The 1915 ductwork was utilized in conjunction with ceiling fans and the largest installation on the West Coast to date of radiant heating/cooling ceiling panels to ensure user comfort via a hydronic water circulation system. Certified LEED Gold, Shattuck Hall stands as the University's first purposefully sustainable renovation.

Photo credits: Charles Ingram Photography

“Conceptually strong…individual pieces ingeniously crafted with spirit and life.”

2010 AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Design Awards Jury

  • AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Honor Award, 2010
  • IIDA Oregon Honor Award, 2010
  • American Council of Engineering Companies Project of the Year, 2010
  • AIA Portland Honor Award, 2009
  • AIA Portland Sustainability Award, 2009