Sunday, February 20, 2011

AIA-SWO Intern Tour: Fenton Hall

The next in the ongoing series of AIA-SWO construction project tours features the extensive renovation of Fenton Hall, the third oldest building on the University of Oregon campus. Like the previous tours, the intent is to allow architectural interns who may not otherwise regularly visit construction sites to see firsthand a project in progress. Here are the details:

What:  Fenton Hall on the University of Oregon Campus

When:  Thursday, February 24th at 11:45 AM

Where:  University of Oregon Campus on the north side of 13th Avenue, between Kincaid and University. Meet in front of the job trailer on 13th.

Architect:  Robertson|Sherwood|Architects PC


Saying that parking is limited is an understatement. Save yourself a hassle and ride EmX to the nearby Dad’s Gate Station.

Project Description:
The Fenton Hall project will enhance the masonry structure’s ability to survive a seismic event, provide full accessibility for persons with disabilities, and significantly improve the building’s energy efficiency. Chambers Construction has already installed the majority of the new mechanical and electrical systems. Shortly, the company will oversee the installation of finishes and a new elevator.

The project’s energy conservation measures include use of chilled beams for cooling, the addition of shading devices, and increased reliance upon natural daylight.

This is an excellent time to see the building while it is undergoing renovation and examine the original structure before it is covered up.

Please RSVP by 5 pm Tuesday, February 22nd to Julie Romig at or 541-683-8661 extension 3. The tour can only accommodate the first 18 people who RSVP. Priority will be given to AIA-SWO associate members.

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