Project name: Karl Miller Center
Project location: Portland, OR
Firm name: Behnisch Architekten with SRG Partnership
Jury comments: A tired 1970s academic structure on a tight urban site is retrofitted with a contemporary punched-window metal facade and enhanced by a cedar-clad addition. The result is something bold. Its interior courtyard vibrates with dynamic color and provides bright, light spaces for circulation and for gathering.
Client: Portland State University
Consultants: Skanska USA; Anderson Krygier; Catena; KPFF + Rivero; Listen Acoustics; Luma/Littlefish; Mayer Reed; PAE; Reyes Engineering; Transsolar KlimaEngineering
Photography: Brad Feinknopf; Janis Rozkalns