Search Google Appliance

Karl Miller Center

Karl Miller Center exterior elevation 3/4 profile facing south
Building Code 
615 SW Harrison Street, Portland, Oregon 97201
Year Built 
1979; 1989

The Karl Miller Center (KMC) is a six-story building housing the School of Business Administration and located between SW Broadway, Harrison, Sixth and Montgomery. Until 2015, the School of Business Administration occupied only the eastern half of the building with the Graduate School of Education in the western portion. As of 2015, the School of Education relocated to the second floor of the Fourth Avenue Building and the entire structure was unified under the School of Business pending an upgrade to the existing building and a new addition to the north half of the block beginning in August 2015.

There are three street level entrances to the building. The Sixth Avenue entrance is on the first floor, the north and south entrances (facing Montgomery and Harrison Street) are on the second floor in the middle of the building. Skybridge access leading to other campus structures are on the fourth floor. The North Skybridge leads to the University Services Building and beyond to Smith Memorial, Cramer, and Lincoln. The South Skybridge demolished in late 2015 lead to Parking Structure Two, and beyond to Smith Memorial and Neuberger.

The Karl Miller Center was built in two phases between 1979 and 1989. Completion of the second half, then called Professional Schools Building II (now BA), occurred May 30, 1989. Professional Schools Building I was constructed for the Graduate School of Education in 1979 and retained that name until shortly before the Business Administration building opened. The architectural firm for both halves was Yost-Grube-Hall though the 1979 structure was designed by an earlier incarnation of the firm, Campbell-Yost-Grube Architects. Starting in 2015 a third addition was begun; once complete it will create a new dramatic entrance to the School, activate the building along Sixth Avenue, as well as modernize and upgrade the existing structures. Updates to this ongoing project are located here.

Building Occupants
School of Business Administration

Historical Photos
Schools of Business and Educations from the University Digital Gallery/a>
Watch the Karl Miller Center Construction

Additional Resources
All Gender Restrooms: Floor 4 (Multi-occupancy)

Square Footage
Gross Square Footage: 52,570
Net Assignable Square Footage: 34,881

ADA Accessibility