Capital Projects Update Fall 2019


  • Boiler/Chiller Installation:  Both new boilers are “set” and in the process of being connected.  Expectation is for them to be tested and operational by October 25.  The contractors are currently installing and testing exhaust flues, piping, valves and electrical connections. The SOU campus is currently operating adequately with the existing 200 and 400 h.p. boilers. The burner assembly (red equipment in picture) was replaced on the 400 h.p. boiler in September. Once all boilers are up and operational, the burner on the 200 h.p. boiler will be replaced. 

    The chillers will be turned off on October 25 and the process of decommissioning and replacing them will begin. Old cooling towers located on the roof of the Central Plant will be replaced at the same time. The entire project is anticipated to be completed at the end of February 2020; however, commissioning of the chillers will not commence until chilling is required: late March or early April 2020.  The total budget for the Central Plant project is approximately $2.5M


  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) South Building Renovation: In partnership with the OLLI Foundation, the OLLI South Building is receiving a complete interior renovation along with a small addition for new toilet rooms and storage space. SOU also provided funds to replace the roof and HVAC systems. The OLLI Foundation raised donations to completely renovate the classrooms and add new furniture and equipment. The project budget is approximately $500,000, with $160,000 coming from SOU deferred maintenance funds and $340,000 raised by the OLLI Foundation. The project is expected to be completed in January 2020.



  • Britt Hall Renovation: The Britt Hall renovation project is currently in its design phase. We’re waiting for cost estimates before finalizing construction drawings. Demolition and abatement is set to begin in February 2020. Britt Hall occupants have been working out the details for temporary relocation to other buildings on campus. Communications will relocate to “Trailer Hall” - located east of the Digital Media Center (RVTV) – and the Service Center, USEM and the Intensive English Program are moving to Susanne Homes Hall. The OHSU nursing program will relocate to Cascade Hall. The Britt renovation budget currently stands at $8M.



  • Theatre Dimmer and Lighting Control Replacement: A project is underway to replace the 48-year-old Main Stage dimmers and production lighting control system. The project will be completed in January 2020 and the budget is $235,000.

Theater Lighting




Recently Completed Major Projects

  • Taylor Hall, Phase 2: Beginning in November with a design period, Taylor Hall will receive bathroom and public space renovations and upgrades during Phase 2. Our architect with work with a select user group appointed by Professor Dan Deneui. Toilet rooms on all three floors will be remodeled and an all-gender bathroom constructed. Additional student lounge spaces will be considered for the basement and second floors along with possible upgrades to the public spaces and hallways (as the budget allows). The Phase 2 Taylor budget is approximately $800,000.


Taylor 1Taylor 3Taylor 2



  • Student Health and Wellness Center Lobby: The reception area was remodeled to address patient privacy, ADA and staff ergonomic issues. The waiting room and adjacent public hallways received new paint and floor coverings. Project cost was approximately $90,000.



Lot 36 Storm Water Retention Pond:  A student-funded project as part of a capstone by Lindsey Swanson is complete, except for the landscaping. The landscape work will be completed by the SOU Landscape crew within the next few weeks. The retention pond will control storm water runoff from Parking Lot 36 (the largest parking lot on campus) and will improve water quality before discharge to the City storm sewer and to Bear Creek. The project budget is approximately $60,000.


Recently Completed Minor Projects:

ADA Walkway at The Children’s Center located at Ed Psych

Various step and sidewalk repairs



Minor Projects under Construction:

FMP Roof Replacement and Shop Modifications: Cover existing metal roof with PVC membrane and replace several mechanical units from the original building. Estimated cost is $280,000.

Cascade Hall Roof Replacement: Replace section of PVC roof covering the central section where OHSU and Central Hall projects will be located over the next three years. The existing roof has multiple leaks. Estimated cost is $80,000



Mission Statement


To serve as liaison between the University clientele having capital construction needs, other University service units, and privately owned companies providing the necessary design, consulting and construction services.

This division develops and coordinates the University's programmatic space requirements and reconciles those needs with available project funding, to maximize the programmed space. CPMD strives to complete all projects with minimal disruptions to the end users, while maintaining project budgets and schedules.