Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


East Hall / Holman Street Apartments

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Institution Name: Concordia University (OR)
Original/Historic Place Name: East Hall Apartments / Holman Apartments
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction:
1998original construction Mithun Partners
Designer: Mithun Partners, Seattle, WA
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Contemporary (Glossary)
Significance: education
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: concrete
Walls: wooden frame
Roof: composition shingles
1998-present (2006)residence halls

A growing resident student population and the need for more modern living space resulted in the construction of three new residence halls in 1998. Two parallel buildings along Holman Street were named the Holman Street Apartments; a longer unit along 30th Ave. was named the East Hall Apartments. Continuing the tradition begun with the clusters in Centennial, these apartments offer the privacy of living off-campus but with immediate access to campus academic and social life.

The Holman Street Apartments (#20-21 on the campus map) house a combined maximum of 77 students. Preference is given to students with junior or senior standing, and to those over 21.

The East Hall Apartments (#22 on the map) offer two- and four-bedroom units with a total capacity of 40. These apartments are designated as "international apartments"; American and foreign students share in the community aspects of residence hall life.

The construction of these new residence halls makes possible a long-standing desire to require all freshmen to live on campus.


Nauss, A. H. "Concordia Academy, Portland Oregon." Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly 25-27.

Weber, E. P. "History of Concordia, Portland: 1905-1995." Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly 71 (1988): 1-19.


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