University of Oregon – Museum of Art

The University of Oregon undertook a $14.2 million renovation and expansion project that doubled the size of its 32,000 square foot Museum of Art.  Renovation of the historic, depression-era building required the use of creative lighting and fire detection design.  The lighting system had to accommodate high-energy display lighting while meeting lighting levels mandated by the Oregon Energy Code.  An early detection fire alarm system was used in historic areas to provide added protection while minimizing the appearance of detection devices.  The renovation included complete new power distribution, lighting (with networked lighting control panels), new fire detection and notification system, and complete data and telecommunication systems.  Electrical design services provided through CBG Consulting Engineers to SRG Partnership Architects (Paul Waters) and Hammond Beeby Rupert Ainge of Chicago.