Gilbert and Peterson Halls

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University of Oregon
Eugene, OR

University of Oregon

SRG Partnership Inc.

Lease Crutcher Lewis

Image Credits:
Dan Tyrpak Photographic

Designed the renovations of Gilbert and Peterson Halls to integrate with a new three-story, state-of-the-art structure completed in 2003. The three-story buildings accommodate classrooms, lecture halls and offices for the Lundquist College of Business and are both constructed of unreinforced masonry bearing walls. Working with SRG & the University we provided the seismic strengthening design as part of the complete renovation of the facility for use as a state-of-the-art teaching facility. Using FEMA methodologies for unreinforced masonry buildings, catena developed a system of added concrete shear wall core and perimeter elements that not only preserved the owner's program needs while saving construction costs, but it also helped the design team to maximize the open spaces of the building and minimize conflicts with other building systems. catena was selected for this project based on our sensitivity to the historic fabric of the Ellis Lawrence buildings and to the owner's desire to maximize the investment in educational program. Scheduled for completion in 2007, construction costs are approximately $5.5 million.