Campus Design Standards

The Campus Design Standards are established to generate a consistent approach to designing and constructing buildings on the University of Oregon campus. These standards emphasize the importance of Life Cycle Costs and Maintenance Reliability over time. The University anticipates each of the buildings it constructs will be occupied for at least 100 years. We are targeting a building quality that will endure this test of time.

In 2019, the majority of these Campus Design Standards were updated and any subsequent changes are noted in the revision history.   Note: Standards that are "under review" will be posted as they become available. 

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Design Review Requirements - Under Review


Division 1 - General Requirements 


Division 21 - Fire Suppression - Under Review

Division 2 - Site Construction 


Division 22 - Plumbing 

Division 3 - Concrete 


Division 23 - Mechanical 

Division 4 - Masonry 


Division 25 - Integrated Automation - Under Review

Division 5 - Metals 


Division 26 - Electrical 

Divsion 6 - Woods & Plastics 


Divsion 27 - Communications

Division 7 - Thermal & Moisture Protection 


Division 28 - Electronic Safety & Security - Under Review

Division 8 - Openings 


Division 31 - Earthwork - Under Review

Division 9 - Finishes  - Under Review


Division 32 - Exterior Improvements 

Division 10 - Specialties


Division 33 - Utilities - Under Review

Division 11 - Equipment 


Division 12 - Furnishings 


Division 13 - Special Construction - Under Review


Division 14 - Conveying Equipment - Under Review






Communications and IT Closets


Construction Overstock Room 


Custodial Closets 


Electrical Rooms


Interior Signage


Laboratories - Under Review


Lactation / Nursing / Wellness Rooms 


Loading Docks & Service Areas 


Mechanical Rooms 


Network Communications Design


Public & Circulation Spaces - Under Review


Room Numbering Guide 


Stairways & Stairwells - Under Review


Toilet Rooms 


Zero Waste/Recycling


If you would like to give feedback, share thoughts, or suggest modifications to our Campus Design Standards, please contact us at

All submissions will be reviewed for incorporation by the appropriate staff responsible for managing those related sections of our Design Standards. If we have any questions, or need clarification regarding your recommendations, we will contact you. Thank you for your submission.