This Scholars' Bank collection contains research papers by Architectural Programming 449/549 students. These students study at the Portland Center Architecture Program in Portland, Oregon and are at varying levels of educational development. Students use research completed in this class as a vehicle to define their terminal project programs, or to research elements of site, design, theory and culture. This course is built around investigation of how values guide programmatic decisions, research supports those decisions and design brings those values to life in our built environment.

Recent Submissions

  • Swan Island Training Center and Vigor Industrial Master Plan 

    Anderson, Kristie; Wu, Kent; Saa, Roseva (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2010)
    Project statement: The Swan Island Training Center will activate the site with people, embrace its industrial heritage, and provide for the future of industry in Portland. Vigor Industrial partnered with Portland ...
  • Gresham City Hall Architectural Program 

    Casselman, Kate; Holt, Nicole; Race, Craig; Kilgore, Elizabeth (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2009-12-10)
    Gresham, Oregon is growing, developing, and looking for a way to revitalize their downtown district. After speaking with representatives from the departments within City Hall, our group developed spatial relationship ...
  • Program for Gresham City Hall 

    Mitchner, Ted; Toevs, Alex; Chan, Adrian; Holverstott, Brett (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2009-12)
    Preliminary Analysis and schematic program proposal for the new Gresham City Hall in Gresham, Oregon as produced for a programming seminar.
  • Gresham, Oregon's New City Hall 

    Harmon, Andrew; Celtnieks, Kris; Curea, Elisabeta; DeLeonardo, Jon (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2009-12-10)
    This document contains an Architectural Program for the City of Gresham's new City Hall.
  • Gresham City Hall: Programming a New Era 

    Newman, Adam; Lovett, Kelsey; Olson, Hilary; Varady, Stephen (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2009-11-05)
    This project investigates the programmatic needs of a new Gresham City Hall. This new building should be innovative in function and striking in appearance to reinvigorate Gresham's downtown area. It must also embody ...
  • A New City Hall for Gresham 

    Hagen, Ellen; Schmidt, Mark; Meier, Sina; Kreitzberg, Jessica (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2009-12)
    This document summarizes the work produced for Jean von Bargen's Architectural Programming Class for Fall 2009. The goal of the class was to develop a comprehensive program for a new Gresham City Hall as well as the city's ...
  • Gresham City Hall- programming document 

    Coyle, Megan; Frease, Aaron; Harkin, Tim; Johnson, Brianne; Riegelnegg, Craig (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2009-12)
    This programming document is a study for a new Gresham City Hall in Gresham, Oregon. Through interviews with city employees and personal observation, students came up with programming solutions to meet the needs of the ...
  • Industrial Adaptive Reuse for Riverside Grain Distribution Facility in Portland Oregon 

    Mason, Michael (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2008-12-09)
    Part of a larger study, this document specifically studies the existing and future uses for the Rose Quarter in Portland, Oregon. This study is set against the backdrop of redeveloping the grain distribution facility on ...
  • The Missing Piece: An Anlysis of Future Land Uses Necessary To Create a "Five Minute" Neighborhood On the Conway Site In Northwest Portland 

    McIntosh, Morgan (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2008)
    An examination of the services and uses necessary to complete a livable, walkable "five-minute neighborhood" for the Con-Way site in Northwest Portland, OR, based on the recommendations of the Northwest District Association's ...
  • Project-3: Research Exhibit 

    Loaiza, Dominic (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2008)
    A case study looking at the Music Department facility at Portland State University. The thesis states, at a college of music, rehearsal space is the most important type of space. The paper is derived from a 1.5 hour ...
  • Discovering Public Space: An Investigation of Portlandà à à ¢ s Civic Realm 

    Searcy, Irie (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2008-12-08)
    There are many factors that contributed to positive outdoor space. Through the evaluation of four public places in proximity to civic structures a list of design principles was created.
  • Influence of Neighborhood Plans on Private Development 

    Jensen, Kelsey (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2008)
    The Conway property in North West Portland is a former industrial area, zoned very liberally. Conway has hired consultants that proposed a high density development similar to that of the Pearl district. The density unease's ...
  • Project 3: Program Research Exhibit 

    Barlow, Christopher (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2008-12-08)
    An investigation into the transportation related issues associated with the redevelopment of the Con-way property in NW Portland. Includes an analysis of the and the NW Plan District and the Transportation System Plan as ...
  • Willamette Falls: T he Challenge of Planning with Finite Resourcrces 

    Polinik, Samantha (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2008-12-05)
    This paper asks the question, "Should the threat of dwindling fossil fuel resources influence master planning design decisions at the Willamette Falls? More specifically, should programmatic choices be swayed towards ...
  • What is the City of Beaverton? 

    Fitzsimmons, Rebecca (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2008-12-08)
    his paper looks at what kind of city Beaverton is and if it could be classified as an Edge City.
  • Building to the Code: Tracing the Impact of the Regulatory Environment Through Northwest Portland 

    Gregory, Nathan (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2008-12-08)
  • Why do people use Community Gardens? To bolster their sense of community, of course! 

    Kilmer, Mark (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2008)
    Objective - To assess the motivating factors in participation of community garden users. This was done through a series of short interviews with users at various locations. An attempt to discover a set of morals and ...
  • Analyzing Suburban Transit Oriented Development 

    Cloyd, Justin (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2008-12-06)
    Orenco Station and The Round at Beaverton Central are examined through user surveys. Users at each development were asked to list likes, dislikes, and to rate their immediate area. The history of each development, including ...
  • Musicians and Nonmusical Sounds 

    Monahan, Justin (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2008-12-08)
    This article states the results of a survey conducted of Portland area musicians and sound artists as to the extent to which nonmusical sounds affect their art. Results varied, but most musicians stated that nonmusical ...
  • Is the face of library changing with the onset of digital technology? 

    Prabhakar, Chitra (University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program, 2008)
    This brief paper looks into how and why traditional libraries are changing with the impact of digital technology.

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