OSU-Cascades Residence Hall and Dining Center scheduled to open Monday, January 9!

Congratulations to the project team for the OSU-Cascades Residence Hall and Dining Center scheduled to open Monday, January 9!

Excellent work by the teams from Oregon State University, American Campus Communities and SERA Architects! Many thanks to the WALSH team of Ryan Wilde, Hodge Kerr, Lane Lehrke, Eddie Sjogren, Beverly Culp and Patrick Dengsot, and all the staff and subcontractors involved in the work, for your dedicated, thoughtful and focused efforts! Please see the article published in the Cascade Business News at the link below.

http://cascadebusnews.com/osu-cascades-residence-hall-dining-center-open/#prettyPhoto

Pacific University’s new Cascade Hall

Emily Sproul had her heart set on Pacific University long before she set foot on campus.

After moving in Thursday, the freshman said the campus — especially her dorm room in brand-new Cascade Hall — didn’t disappoint.

“I showed up and it just blew me away how beautiful it is,” Sproul said. “All of the dorms were nice, but this is just amazing.”

The new 61,500 square-foot residence hall sleeps about 80 freshmen and 120 sophomores and is seeking LEED Gold certification as a green building.

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Pacific University Groundbreaking Video

The 60,000 SF new residence hall at Pacific University is successfully under construction by WALSH and Mahlum Architects and will be the third new residence hall built on the Forest Grove campus since 2006.

Here is the link to the official groundbreaking ceremony video held on October 10 at the construction site during the University’s Homecoming weekend.

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ArtHouse: Student Housing for PNCA

One of the great historical lessons Portland learned early, and then seemed to forget, is that, in a dark, dreary climate, bright buildings lift the soul. Early century architects such as San Francisco’s Reid & Reid and Portland’s A.E. Doyle proved it with glazed, white terra cotta high-rises like the Yeon Building and Meier & Frank. Pietro Belluschi showed how beautifully aluminum could do the job with the Equitable Building in 1948.

So say a word of thanks to the Powell family and the Pacific Northwest College of Art for ArtHouse, the new student residence hall at NW Park and Couch. Built in collaboration with the development company, Project, and designed by Thomas Robinson of Lever Architecture, it not only reminds us of the lesson, but does it stunningly.

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