University Services Building

Building Code 
USB
Address 
617 SW Montgomery Street, Portland, Oregon 97201-5521
Block 
189
Year Built 
1970
Levels 
5

The University Services Building (USB) is a concrete, Brutalist structure consisting of three floors above ground, a basement, and sub-basement. Located on the southeast corner of the block between SW Broadway, Montgomery, 6th and Mill the building is attached to Parking Structure 2 and contains offices and workshops. University Services includes two main entrances, one on Montgomery and another on the 6th Avenue side. The building is accessible from every level of Parking 2 except the basement; wheelchair accessible entries are located at the roof level of Parking Two and on the 6th Avenue street entrance.

Parking Two and USB were designed by the architectural firm of Witt Englund Plummer and completed on October 14, 1970 for $1.15 million for USB and $805,000 for Parking Two. During construction, USB was known as College Services Building (CSB) - the name was updated after Portland State College became Portland State University in 1969. USB and Parking 2 replaced a dilapidated Safeway. The Safeway building was the second building acquired on the downtown campus (after Lincoln Hall) in the fall of 1953 and was originally the home of the Engineering Department before becoming Portland State's Warehouse.

Building Occupants
Advising and Career Services
Capital Projects and Construction
Environmental Health and Safety
Facilities and Property Management
Materials Management Services

Historical Photos
University Services Building from the University Digital Gallery

Additional Resources
All Gender Restroom: Floor 1, Room 111E (Single-occupancy)

Lactation Station: Room 307

Square Footage
Gross Square Footage: 61,965
Net Assignable Square Footage: 41,049

Floorplan 
ADA Accessibility 
Miscellaneous