Skanska, in partnership with architect partner Yost Grube Hall, led design and construction of a 206,000-SF recreation center amidst Portland State University's downtown campus. The new, six-story facility features an eye-catching mixture of glass and brick, with accents of silver metal paneling. Students have access to an elevated pool, a running track and athletic courts. The facility also includes the City of Portland's archives, the Oregon Chancellor's office and academic space. Operable windows at recreation administration, courts, pools, offices and classrooms provide natural ventilation. Skylights and clerestory windows supply natural lighting to the climbing gym. Through the use of quality materials, proven systems and cutting-edge environmental features and construction techniques, the facility was awarded LEED Gold certification, achieving every LEED point the team submitted.
Mark segment: Sports/Entertainment, Higher education
Start date: 2007
Completion date: 2008
Clients: Portland State University
Country: United States
Project status: Completed