“This is not something you commonly see done in Portland, Oregon,” says Managing Principal Dan Danielson about the gothic architectural style of our newest academic building at University of Portland.

Currently in progress, Dundon-Berchtold Hall is a collaboration with design architect Robert A.M. Stern Architects and will continue gothic architectural themes from Lund Family Hall, the University’s newest student residence hall.

Dundon-Berchtold Hall, a new University of Portland building scheduled for completion in 2019, will be an architectural rarity in the Rose City.

“What is unusual about it is the interests of the university and the donor gravitated towards a collegiate gothic expression,” Soderstrom Architects principal Andrew Burke said.

Gothic architecture was especially popular for high school and college buildings in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is still used for schools in the Northeast, but rarely on the West Coast.

To read more about the project, check out the DJC Oregon article below.