This 70s building was designed by Yost Grube Hall in the later part of the decade and is currently occupied by the Portland State University's School of Business. In 2018, German firm Behnisch Architekten embarks on a project to renovate the space and expand it with reference to modern sensibilities. As a result, the urban building will have the chance to better accommodate today's fast-paced academic environment.
The 70s building has a maze-like interior that is well-connected, allowing for collaboration and dynamic learning. Originally a six-storey structure, Behnisch Architekten adds a five-storey extension. The old and the new are connected via a contemporary atrium. The adjoining piece is made from glass, allowing for the influx of ample amounts of natural light.
Photo Credits: Brad Feinknopf
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