The new student housing built by DPR at Lewis & Clark College consists of one three-story and two four-story wood-framed apartment-style residence halls totaling 80,000 sq. ft. The project also features a central plaza, clock tower, café, convenience store, copy center, and recreation center. The concept of this innovative project is to provide students with on-campus housing comparable to the standard apartment units they would find off-campus. The concept worked: in the first term after the halls were completed, 300 students eagerly signed up for the 168 available beds.
In 2004, the project achieved Silver LEED certification, making it one of the first residence halls in the nation to qualify. During construction, DPR's jobsite at Lewis & Clark was recognized as a "merit" participant in the Oregon-OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), the only construction site in the state to achieve this status.
DPR's first LEED project