Exterior of Innovation Building

Transforming a campus

Explore how we renovate buildings to meet the innovation and technology needs of our students, while honoring the rich history of those here before. 

Innovation Building

Innovation Building chapel rendering

Imagine a place where creativity thrives, and students push the realm of what is possible. This building focuses on shared state-of-the-art maker spaces, encouraging student collaboration across programs to solve problems.

Renovations will remove dropped ceilings and multiple walls to reveal the heart of this building. The new multipurpose space will have vaulted ceilings and tall windows, perfect for final presentations and small events. 

Future home to Sports Product Management, Sports Product Design, Product Design, Multimedia Journalism, Immersive Media Communication, Strategic Communication, and the Oregon Reality Lab.

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Highland Hall

Highland Hall rendering exterior

With an impressive, curved roof and expansive open space, Highland Hall will provide plenty of inspiration as the home of UO Portland Architecture. 

Originally a gymnasium, this building was converted into an auditorium many years ago. Renovations will return it to its original glory by opening the ceiling to expose arches and uncover windows. 

The renovations will repurpose 36 mass plywood timber panels from the Tall Wood Design Institute. The panels will form two new entry vestibules, two seminar room and freestanding partitions.

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UO Portland Campus Center

Portland Center building rendering

This is the center of campus – and not just by name.

Students from all programs will flock here to find community and support. This building will feature a student lounge, printing services and IT. Student Life & Belonging staff will be onsite to answer questions, provide resources and plan fun and supportive activities. Plenty of quiet and group seating will provide the right amount of study and collaboration opportunities.

An event space is planned for the second floor. The dining space features a big stone hearth and doors that open wide out to a patio near the campus green space. 

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Initial renovations are underway, but we need your help to realize the full vision for the UO Portland campus. Public recognition and naming opportunities are available at a variety of gift levels.  

Interested in making a lead gift to the UO Portland Campus Fund? Please contact Alison Pitt, Director of Development for UO Portland, at or 541-517-6025.


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