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University Of Oregon, John E. Jaqua Academic Center For Student Athletes

Eugene, OR United States

Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects,Firm 151


Project Description

Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects • The jury was tiring of the all-glass building trend when it paused on the University of Oregon John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes. Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects transformed a parking lot on the edge of campus into a glazed structure with four nearly identical façades situated in a reflecting pool. A custom curtain-wall assembly—a layer of monolithic glass separated from the interior insulating glass by a stainless steel screen—wraps the perfectly square floor plan.

Crystalline and elegant on the outside, the project offers 40,000 square feet of state-of-the-art learning facilities on the inside: an auditorium, study areas, offices, a library, a computer lab, and student lounges. Natural light bathes the carefully detailed and furnished spaces. Innovative art installations and eye-catching environmental graphics celebrate the achievements of UO alums—jocks and bookworms alike. “It’s a project that follows through on the interior,” juror Scott Kilbourn noted, with an unwitting sports reference.


Project Details

University Of Oregon, John E. Jaqua Academic Center For Student Athletes
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Project Team:
    Bob Packard, partner-in-charge; Gene Sandoval, design partner; Jan Willemse, technical design partner; Robert Snyder, project manager; Jennifer Russina, project designer; Walker Templeton, project designer; Yoshiyuki Watanabe, project designer; Trent Thelen, landscape architect, The Green; Man Hui Chan, graphic designer; Larry Bruton; John Breshears; Dieneke Kniffin; Rich Moore; Erica Rinella; Lee Kilbourn; Brian Stevens; Ryan Thomson; Robert Petty; Johah Ross; -- Randy Stegmeier, principal in
  • Contractor: Hoffman Construction Co. 
  • Structural Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers 
  • Electrical Engineer: Interface Engineering 
  • Mechanical Engineer: Interface Engineering 
  • Plumbing Engineer: Interface Engineering 
  • Façade Engineer: Arup 
  • Civil Engineer: Harper Houf Peterson Righellis 
  • Geotechnical Engineer: GRI Geotechnical & Environmental Consultants 
  • Landscape Architect: Charles Anderson Landscape Architecture 
  • Acoustics: Altermatt Associates 
  • A/V Systems: Interface 
  • Code Consultants: Rolf Jensen & Associates 
  • Artists/Craftspeople: Rosa Serra 
  • Artists/Craftspeople: Basil Childers 
  • Artists/Craftspeople: Bob Lambie 
  • Artists/Craftspeople: Lamer Woodworking 
  • Artists/Craftspeople: Tice Industries 
  • A/V Systems: Delta AV 
  • Photography: Pete Eckert 
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Project Size:
    40,000 sq ft


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