White Stag Block Adaptive Reuse

The adaptive reuse renovation of the White Stag Block included combining three historic buildings into one, 143,000 sf education and office complex. The White Stag building housed classrooms and office spaces for various departments for the University of Oregon, including business, architecture, journalism, and product design, study-abroad opportunities, and community education offerings. As the buildings had been largely unoccupied for almost 20 years prior to the start of the project, a full seismic upgrade as well as significant rehabilitation of the building envelope was required.

The White Stag Block is comprised of three historic buildings: the Bickel (1883), the Skidmore (1889) and the White Stag (1907). Rich in history and legend, this project was the country’s largest LEED Gold project when it was completed.

  • Location|Portland, OR
  • SF|143,000
  • Owner|Venerable Group
  • Architect|Fletcher Farr Ayotte
  • LEED Certification|Gold
  • Awards|2010 National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Honor Award; 2009 AIA Craftsmanship Award; 2008 DJC Top Project; 2008 Northwest Construction Magazine, GreenSmart Award for Best Sustainable Project; 2008 Northwest Construction Magazine, Best Education Project; and 2008 NH&RA Best Sustainable Historic Rehabilitation, Timmy Award