In September 2016, the University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business will locate its Oregon Executive MBA and Sports Product Management programs in a brand new building in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown.
UO will be an anchor tenant in a $37 million, six-story structure, to be located on the corner of Northwest First Avenue and Davis Street, across the street from the White Stag Block.
For the Lundquist College, our stated goals of adding top-notch faculty, experiential learning, and global engagement all tie neatly into this new venture. We are partnering with Gerding Edlen and its CEO Mark Edlen, a 1975 graduate of the college who earned his MBA in 1976 and is also a member of our Board of Advisors. Gerding Edlen specializes in socially responsible, sustainable, community-focused buildings, which is a natural fit for the University of Oregon and the Lundquist College.
“We have the opportunity to serve as a catalyst for long-term renewal,” Edlen said. “The Lundquist College will be an excellent neighbor to existing organizations and businesses, just as the programs in the UO White Stag Block have been since it opened. We look forward to playing a part not only in expanding the UO presence in Old Town Chinatown, but also building up the community feel of an already fantastic Portland neighborhood.”
We are pleased to colocate with other UO academic programs continuing to thrive in Portland including the School of Architecture and Allied Arts (AAA), School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC), School of Law, Academic Extension, and the Library and Learning Commons. Research, outreach, and academic support outlets are all flourishing in Portland as well.
Our Oregon Executive MBA program, currently located at the 200 Market Street building in Portland, welcomed its largest ever class at 52 members strong, and it is our plan to continue to grow the program in this wonderful new setting.
The college will also headquarter its sports product management efforts in the new space. The Sports Product Management initiative has already held several sold-out workshops in Portland since 2013 and a masters of sports product management degree program is expected to receive approval this fall and open in 2015-2016.
“It’s an opportune time for both the Lundquist College and the University of Oregon,” Dean Kees de Kluyver said. “As we add to and escalate our offerings, our presence in this building will help us realize greater efficiencies in terms of travel, teaching, and student opportunities.”
Expected occupancy is June 2016.