Salem Civic Center- Interior Architecture


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As a part of the University of Oregon Sustainable City Year program, sixteen
students enrolled in a mid-level interior design studio examined the Salem Civic
Center building, generating proposals for renovation and reuse of the building
in order to enhance vitality and restore functionality to the Civic Center campus.
The students, taught by Associate Professor Linda Zimmer, coordinated their
work with the City of Salem staff, Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects (ZGF),
and CB|Two Architects, and worked in parallel with an architecture studio that
generated proposals for new police facilities on the same campus. The focus of
the interior design studio was to develop a set of strategies for the redesign of
the existing Civic Center in order to reimagine the building in light of the planned
relocation of the Police Department, relocation of staff from off-campus locations
to the Civic Center, and improved response to current and future needs.

Read the final student report delivered to the local gov/community partner.

Sustainable City Year Program Contact Info
Megan Banks
Sustainable City Year Program Manager
(541) 346-6395

University Faculty Contact
Linda Zimmer
Interior Architecture

Local Government / Community Contact
Courtney Knox

Urban Development Senior Project Manager

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