Dundon-Berchtold Hall | University of Portland

Dundon-Berchtold Hall

Dundon-Berchtold Hall, the newest academic center on campus, was completed before the start of the 2019-2020 academic year. The building encompasses 65,616 square feet with 17 classrooms; 35 faculty offices; 12 informal and formal gathering spaces, including 4 conference rooms; the 146-seat Brian J. Doyle Auditorium; and the Dundon-Berchtold Institute. The building is made possible by a lead gift of $15 million from Amy Dundon-Berchtold and Jim Berchtold '63.

The building is in the process of acquiring LEED Certification at the Silver Level. Efforts to support this level include: designing the exterior to deter bird collision; reducing water-use by 35 percent of the LEED benchmark; installing a high SRI (solar reflective index) material over 75 percent of the roof; applying interior paints that are VOC-free; and installing LED lighting with occupancy sensors throughout.

The 17 classrooms in Dundon-Berchtold Hall have mobile instructional podiums with touch screen controls, a camera, and software to capture lectures, as well as dual drop-down screens, true color laser projection, and white boards.

The lobby has a high-definition Planar digital touch screen with interactive video and wayfinding. The Brian J. Doyle Auditorium includes a video wall with a display area of 79 square feet, as well as options for video recording and streaming.

The second-floor student lounge has four collaboration areas that have 50” digital displays for presentations and content sharing, and two areas use Microsoft’s Surface Hub 2S interactive display with video conferencing, screen mirroring, and digital white boarding.


11/05/2019 — (Portland Tribune) Old meets new in Dundon-Berchtold Hall

10/06/2019 — (Catholic Sentinel) New hall at UP a home to ethics enterprise

09/20/2019 — (Portland Business JournalUniversity of Portland unveils its newest building, a $34M stunner

09/19/2019 — (KOIN) Dundon-Berchtold Hall opens

09/19/2019 — (KATU) University of Portland opens new academic hall to meet rising enrollment needs

09/18/2019 — University of Portland opens Dundon-Berchtold Hall, a transformational new academic center

09/21/2017 — University of Portland breaks ground on the site of the new academic building, Dundon-Berchtold Hall

02/28/2017 — University of Portland unveils future academic building, Dundon-Berchtold Hall