Lane Community College - Downtown Campus

Robertson/Sherwood/Architects served as Architect-of-Record for the $42 million Lane Community College Downtown Campus (DTC), a state-of-the-art educational facility and a showcase for sustainability. The design features two L-shaped buildings nested on the site in a manner that places active uses at the perimeter of the site and shelters a courtyard and community gathering place within. One building is devoted to academic functions and the other provides convenient student housing (Titan Court) in the heart of downtown Eugene.

Project goals and strategies highlighting the team's effort to create a sustainable design included achieving LEED Platinum for the Academic building and LEED Gold for the Housing. The project employs passive cooling, geothermal heat, and a 125kW photovoltaic system to achieve 50% savings over ASHRAE 90.1. Other features include rainwater harvesting, radiant floors and ceiling panels, and extensive reliance upon daylighting.

The multidisciplinary team working with RSA on the project included the SRG Partnership, Pyatok Architects, PAE Consulting Engineers, KPFF Consulting Engineers, ESBL, Cameron McCarthy Landscape Architecture & Planning, Balzhiser & Hubbard Engineers, Solarc A-E, and others. Lease Crutcher Lewis was the construction manager/general contractor, and Gerding Edlen was the project manager. The project received several awards from American Institute of Architects–Southwestern Oregon Chapter upon its completion in 2013: a Colleague’s Choice Award, a People’s Choice Award, and a Mayor’s Choice Award.