The Ford Alumni Center on the U of O campus and is a four-story 60,000 square foot building housing an interactive campus visitors center; a 200-seat ballroom; and offices for the University Office of Development, Alumni Association, and University Foundation. The ground floor—Oregon Story, an interactive, multi-media experience—serves as a launching point for prospective students’ campus tours and invites building users to explore the legacy of the institution and its alumni through touch-activated tables. All department conference rooms, lounges, and meeting spaces are grouped together along the outer wall, allowing latitudes in use throughout the day and evening. Intimate lounges bookend each floor providing places for casual, impromptu meetings.
The project scope for OEG included the complete electrical and low voltage systems (fire alarm, tele/data, access control, and UPS systems).