Reed College – Performing Arts Center

Location: Portland, OR
Architect: Opsis Architects and Fischer Dachs Associates
Products: Vega Series Chain Actuators
Glazing Co: Dallas Glass
About the Project
Opsis Architecture of Portland and Fischer Dachs Associates of New York worked extensively with members of the Reed community in designing the 80,000 square foot building. The design process focused on creating a facility that would be academic, student-centered, welcoming to the community, and collaborative. Main access to the building is through glass doors into the Atrium, a large open space filled with natural light that invites gatherings both impromptu and planned. Vega Series chain actuators are used for automated natural ventilation, reducing reliance on force air.