University of Oregon
The University of Oregon Heritage Projects will rehabilitate and modernize two historic structures on campus, University Hall and Villard Hall. These two structures are the oldest surviving public academic buildings in Oregon and the West. They are the founding buildings and physical cornerstone of the University of Oregon Campus and the birthplace of public higher education in Oregon.
Completed in 1876, University Hall is the oldest building on campus and was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1977. The 27,000 SF building has undergone significant renovations throughout the centennial and subsequent decades, but still holds the historic façade intact. Alliant will work toward the replacement of heating, ventilation, and plumbing elements with more energy efficient systems to reduce the operational cost of the facility and improve overall comfort for the occupants. This complicated renovation will utilize site investigation to get the most accurate picture of the building’s current status.
Villard hall, a 31,000 SF building on University of Oregon’s campus was constructed in 1886 and listed as a National Historic Landmark in 1977. The Heritage Project will fully restore and modernize the historic Villard Hall to create innovative, flexible, and sustainable teaching and learning environments for Theatre Arts and Cinema Studies. Like University Hall, a project priority is to address deferred maintenance issues with complete building system upgrades. This includes the replacement of heating, ventilation, and plumbing systems with more energy efficient systems to improve overall comfort for the occupants.
Alliant is teamed with Fortis Construction and Hennebery Eddy Architects.