On the sprawling University of Oregon campus, Tykeson Hall is a four-story building, with a basement, designed to maximize student engagement. The student center was constructed primarily of reinforced concrete and structural steel.
This project consisted of exposed cylindrical concrete columns, which required a high level of architectural finish and supported the four levels of post tensioned decks. To achieve the near-perfect finish, the columns were cast in cylindrical fiberglass forms.
The exposed concrete floors were polished to finish and feature a radiant heating and cooling system within the post tensioned deck, one of the first applications on the west coast.
Tykeson hall sits adjacent to century-old buildings, therefore the architecture was designed to feature historic craftsmanship, while also channeling 21st century modern spaces.