Jessica Engeman from Venerable Group LLC gave BDS Summer Interns an exclusive tour of the wonderfully renovated “Historic White Stag Building” on the Naito Parkway.
The White Stag building was built at the turn of the twentieth century and consisted of three masonry buildings, embellished with wrought iron details. Originally the building was used as a manufacturing and warehouse facility by the Willamette Tent and Awning Company.
The renovation of the White Stag building is considered LEED Gold certification, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The LEED Green Building Rating System is the national standard for rating ecofriendly structures. The building was renovated to house the University of Oregon’s architecture, journalism, law and education programs.
This was very educational experience for the students because many of them had seen the famous “White Stag” sign that lights up the city sky, but never knew exactly what building it was on and what was “White Stag”. At one time White Stag manufactured clothing, ski wear and sporting gear.
On behalf of the Bureau of Development Services and the students, thank you Jessica Engeman and BDS Green Building Specialist Debbie Cleek.
For more information, contact Outreach Program Coordinator, Tiffani Penson @ (503) 823-1109 or email firstname.lastname@example.org