University of Portland Career Education Center

Woofter Bolch Architecture and Nossa Norman Design Studio closely collaborated on this new Career Education Center for the University of Portland. Relocated from the existing Student Health Center to be closer to the heart of campus, the new space is much more accessible and visible. Primary program goals included creating a comfortable and welcoming environment that provides a variety of group and individual meeting spaces. A range of shared spaces as well as intimate private offices are designed for the wide array of student support services provided by the Center.

Visible and flexible group meeting spaces located toward the perimeter are intended to draw students in while smaller private and one-on-one meeting rooms are carefully located on interior walls for privacy.

Glazed walls and sliding doors along office circulation provide borrowed natural light and create comfortable one-on-one meeting rooms that are intimate and private but not enclosed or isolated.

Portland, OR

2,600 sf renovation


Nossa Norman Design Studio
R&H Construction

Pete Eckert