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April 29, 2016
University of Oregon
The Hub student housing
Contractor: Western Partitions
Architect: Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture
Team: L&W Supply, Spears Construction Supply, Hamilton Drywall Products, Scafco Steel Stud Co., USG Building Systems
The Hub is a 12-story residential building for University of Oregon students that has amenities of a 5-star resort, such as multiple swimming pools, outdoor lounges and indoor game rooms.
Multiple bedroom units in the 230,000-square-foot building can be found on every floor. Each unit has an open living room and kitchen arrangement that support several students living together.
The second floor houses a gym, sauna, tanning room, game room, outdoor pool, barbecue and other amenities. The roof area is designed for large groups of people who like outdoor living and has a swimming pool, hot tub, lounge chair area, barbecue, eating area and sand volleyball court.
An aggressive construction schedule allowed only 10 days per floor for framing, hanging and taping. Other challenges included construction during the wet part of the year and limited access to the project since it was next to an extremely busy street.
Western Partitions performed the framing, drywall, taping and acoustical fabric panels on the project.
Judge’s comment: “This project will provide such a fantastic living environment for University of Oregon students that it left the judges wishing they could go back to college. The spectacular finishes, variety of amenities, and use of space come together to create a home where students will enjoy living.”