Shiley-Marcos Center for Design & Innovation | University of Portland

Shiley-Marcos Center for Design & Innovation

The Shiley-Marcos Center for Design & Innovation began in the Spring of 2018 with a vision of a co-curricular resource center for engineering and industry partnership.  The 45,400 SF design, including specialized, flexible classrooms, makerspaces, interdisciplinary labs, and co-working spaces, was formulated with input across multiple University groups.  LEED Gold is anticipated, with the University's first solar array.  An extensive renovation and re-use of the old Physical Plant building's concrete retaining walls and structure is allowing the University to focus on carbon-saving potential for the project.  Construction began in the Summer of 2022 and a Spring 2024 completion date is planned.   The Shiley-Marcos Center for Design & Innovation is made possible by a generous lead gift from Darlene Marcos Shiley in memory of her husband, Donald P. Shiley.

More details about construction of the building are available from contractor Skanska

August 2024 marks one year under construction - check out the 1 year progress video by Skanska:



Architect's rendering of building main entry.