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Performing Arts Building

Opsis Architecture


3203 SE Woodstock Boulevard





Reed College


  • General Contractor: Hoffman Construction

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Year Completed



78,000 sq. feet

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Project Description

The Reed College Performing Arts Building (PAB) consolidates theatre, dance and music programs, previously scattered across campus, into a new vibrant and cross-disciplinary home for the arts. The facility creates intellectual, social and creative communities that cut across disciplines to encourage teamwork and experimentation while meeting the technical needs of each program. The 78,000 sf building serves as the front door to campus Enclosing the Commons Quad, it connects the performing arts to the academic core of campus.

The facility is organized around a central atrium lobby and informal learning space that provides an address for each program and four performance venues. The building features: a 200- seat studio theatre with flexible seating configurations, a highly experimental 100-seat black box theatre, a 100-seat choral rehearsal hall, and the 100-seat Performance Lab for theatre. Instruction and rehearsal spaces include: a multi-media lab and resource library, two large dance and theatre rehearsal spaces, a costume / design studio, shared classrooms and faculty offices. Opsis designed the PAB in accordance with the requirements of Earth Advantage’s Gold certification, and interfaced closely with Hoffman Construction in an integrated CM/GC process.
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