Reed College Performing Arts Building

The Reed College Performing Arts Building (PAB) consolidates theatre, dance, and music programs, previously scattered across campus, into a new vibrant and cross-disciplinary home for the arts. The facility creates intellectual, social and creative communities that cut across disciplines to encourage teamwork and experimentation while meeting the technical needs of each program. The 78,000 sf building serves as the front door to campus enclosing the Commons Quad, it connects the performing arts to the academic core of campus.

The facility is organized around a central atrium lobby and informal learning space that provides an address for each program and four performance venues. The building features: a 200- seat studio theatre with flexible seating configurations, a highly experimental 100-seat black box theatre, a 100-seat choral rehearsal hall, and the 100-seat Performance Lab for theatre. Instruction and rehearsal spaces include: a multi-media lab and resource library, two large dance and theatre rehearsal spaces, a costume / design studio, shared classrooms, and faculty offices.

Video https://youtu.be/y9jGxaPEUPM

Country/Region Oregon, United States

Designer Opsis Architecture – Alec Holser, Paul Kinley, John Shorb, Jeri Tess (US)

Project Collaborators
Design Principal: Alec Holser
Principal: James Meyer
Project Manager: Paul Kinley
Project Architect: John Shorb
Director of Facilities: Townsend Angell
Theatre Faculty: Kathleen Worley, Peter Ksander, Kate Bredeson
Dance Faculty: Carla Mann
Music Faculty: Virginia Hancock

Video Collaborators
Producer, Video, Editor: Ian Harris
Production Assistant: Gavin Brown
Professional Photography: Christian Columbres
Theatre Faculty: Peter Ksander
Dance Faculty: Carla Mann
Opsis Architecture: John Shorb

Additional Collaborators
Josh Dachs, Katie Oman, Michael Yantis, Melissa Clark, Joe Baldwin, Zach Suchara, Matt Peairs, Mike Streb, Nathan Ingraffea, Andi Camp, Tara Damschen, Michael Reed

Venue Contact
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Designer Contact
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