A New Innovation Hub at University of Portland

A ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 4 celebrated the recent opening of the Shiley-Marcos Center for Design & Innovation at the University of Portland. Designed by Opsis Architecture, with wayfinding and donor recognition by Mayer/Reed, the building embodies the innovative spirit of Donald P. Shiley (UP alum and engineer) who attributed his professional success to collaboration and hands-on experimentation. An installation featuring the building’s namesake couple, Donald Shiley and Darlene Marcos Shiley, asks, “What if I followed my imagination? What if I wasn’t afraid to fail?” – encouraging future engineers to use the building’s makerspaces, labs and tools to tinker, dream and innovate.

Posted May 07, 2024
Written by: Mayer/Reed