This addition and renovation to the 1922 and 1954 wings of the University’s School of Journalism and Communication added classrooms, offices, a datacenter and a commons area. The heart of the building, the digital commons, provides students with an integrated and interactive learning atmosphere. Breakout spaces encourage collaboration and walls are magnetic and writeable. Students have the ability to showcase work in digital galleries, and tethered tablets are available throughout the building. The building’s highly technical features are adaptable and can easily be upgraded as technology evolves. Original stone artwork was protected and reused in the project, and Lewis developed cost-saving options that resulted in a 12% savings to the budget.
University of Oregon
Yost Grube Hall Architecture
DJC Top Projects Public Buildings, 2nd Place, 2014