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Shiley-Marcos Center for Design & Innovation


University of Portland is proud to announce the beginning of a new era of hands-on learning and discovery: The Shiley-Marcos Center for Design & Innovation is now open for creative thinkers to collaborate, experiment and bring new inventions to life.



The Center provides opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration with spaces and resources for ideation, prototyping, testing, digital design and technology, virtual and augmented reality, fabrication, machining, and industry partner projects. Open, collaborative meeting spaces, study lounges, and faculty and staff offices round out the offerings. 

With space to stretch, opportunities to cultivate relationships, and tools to create, the Shiley-Marcos Center for Design & Innovation will inspire students to go beyond professional success; here, they will find true purpose.

Take a virtual tour of the Shiley-Marcos Center for Design & Innovation.



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UP continues to fundraise for the new facility, which will be an incubator for new ideas and a hub for collaborative, multidisciplinary learning. In the spirit of the building’s namesake, the new Center positions University of Portland to graduate generations of future inventors and innovators. Gifts of all sizes support our new, state-of-the-art learning space. Naming opportunities are also available from engineering testing labs to industry partner, fabrication, machining spaces and much more.

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