Columbia Hall 150

University of Oregon

Until this year, Columbia 150 was the largest lecture hall on the University of Oregon Campus. The 500-capacity room was built in 1960 as an extension of the science building now known as Pacific Hall. With the only major upgrade to the space in 1986, the lecture hall was in great need of a renovation/remodel. The recently completed 500+ seat lecture hall at Straub Hall provided an opportunity for the 5,500 sf Columbia 150 Lecture Hall Renovation project to proceed without an impact to the University of Oregon’s large lecture class schedule.

With 450-seats, the completed $2.2M renovation included a reorganization of internal circulation, improved accessibility, and new furnishings, finishes, lighting and audio visual systems. Mainly used for the sciences, the space will be available for all disciplines and for evening events.