Fourth Avenue Building

Fourth Avenue Building: West Side
Building Code 
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97201-5350
Year Built 
1962; 1974

The Fourth Avenue Building (FAB) sits on the east side of 4th Avenue with Harrison Street bounding the structure to its north. It consists of two levels above ground, a lower level below street level, and two additional underground levels of parking with 430 permit parking spaces. FAB is connected to the Engineering Building via its underground level. Separating FAB and the Engineering Building on the ground level is a seven-story tower that houses the City of Portland's Office of Planning and Development Review, Permit Center and Record Center.

Originally constructed in 1962, FAB was designed by architects Stanton, Boles, Maguire & Church for the Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Company later known as US WEST. The original site consisted of the current second story and the above ground portions of the plaza and lower levels with an accompanying parking lot south of the building. In 1974 the subterranean portions of the building were expanded with two levels of parking and the plaza and lower levels extended south towards College Street. PSU began purchasing the building in phases starting in the fall of 1997 in order to house the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science. In 1999 the seven-story City Development Center, designed by Yost Grube Hall, was added just south of the above ground portion of FAB and then in 2005, PSU's Engineering Building was constructed just south of the Development Center.

Building Occupants
Asynchronous Research Center
College of Education
Computer Infracture Services
Computer Science
Counselor Education
Curriculum & Instruction
Department of Philosophy
Education and Leadership Policy
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Emergencey Operation Center
Emergency Operation Center
Engineering & Technology Management
Special Education
Transportation & Parking Services
Transportation Research and Education Consortium

Additional Resources
All Gender Restrooms: Room 000-21 Multi-stall occupancy on the lower level near the Circuit Lounge)

Lactation Station: Room V000-19 (Lower level outside the women's restroom near the Circuit Lounge)

Square Footage

Building Gross Square Footage: 135,470
Building Net Assignable Square Footage: 85,930

Parking Gross Square Footage: 236,707
Parking Net Assignable Square Footage: 150,146

ADA Accessibility