Lincoln Hall Glass Tower

Historic Lincoln Hall has been a fixture of Portland’s educational scene for more than 100 years. From 1912 until 1952 it was the site of Lincoln High School, before becoming the university’s first home on the Park Blocks in 1953.  In 2008, state deferred maintenance funds supported with private dollars saved Lincoln Hall, correcting serious structural deficiencies and completely re-imaging its interior space. Now, fully restored, the iconic building is alive with the performing arts – serving students and the community alike with superior performance venues.

With gratitude to a generous lead gift from Arlene Schnitzer, construction of the Lincoln Hall Glass Tower was completed early in 2014. The three-story serves as a beacon for the arts, where student gallery space and acting and dance studios are now visible to the public from the building’s exterior on Broadway.

“The Glass Tower provides a missing link – a bold and distinctive entrance for a university on the rise. It calls attention to the importance of the University in our city and serves as a living billboard for the arts along the city’s most vibrant performing arts corridor.”  - Mark Rosenbaum (Board Member, PSU Foundation; former chair Portland Development Commission)

We invite you to be a part of this vision by helping raise the $1.1 million necessary to complete the glass tower.  We have come so far...but don't take our word for it!  Join us for a building tour or attend one of our many College of the Arts events. 

Celebrate the rich history of Lincoln Hall and be a permanent part of its exciting future!

For more information contact Ann Prater, Assistant Dean of Development, at 503.725.3396 or

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