Map of the Reed College campus A. Doyle's Master Plan The Reed College campus was established on a southeast Portland tract of land known in as Crystal Springs Farm, a part of the Ladd Estate, formed in the s from original land claims. The college's grounds include acres 0. Doyle developed a plan, never implemented in full, modeled on the University of Oxford's St. The original campus buildings including the Library, the Old Dorm Block , and what is now the primary administration building, Eliot Hall are brick Tudor Gothic buildings in a style similar to Ivy League campuses.
In contrast, the science section of campus, including the physics, biology, and psychology originally chemistry buildings, were designed in the Modernist style. The Psychology Building, completed in , was designed by Modernist architect Pietro Belluschi at the same time as his celebrated Equitable Building in downtown Portland.
The campus and buildings have undergone several phases of growth, and there are now 21 academic and administrative buildings and 18 residence halls. Since , Reed's campus has expanded to include adjacent properties beyond its historic boundaries, such as the Birchwood Apartments complex and former medical administrative offices on either side of SE 28th Avenue, and the Parker House, across SE Woodstock from Prexy.
At the same time the Willard House donated to Reed in , across from the college's main entrance at SE Woodstock and SE Reed College Place, was converted from faculty housing to administrative use.
Reed announced on July 13, , that it had purchased the Rivelli farm, a 1. Longer term, the college anticipates that it may seek to develop the northern portion of the property for additional student housing". There are also theme residence halls including everything from substance-free living to Japanese culture to music to a dorm for students interested in outdoors activities hiking, climbing, bicycling, kayaking, skiing, etc.
Under the year Campus Master Plan adopted in , Foster-Scholz is scheduled to be demolished and replaced, and MacNaughton to be remodeled. At present, the College provides on-campus housing for students". A new Spanish House residence was completed. Together, the five new residences added new beds. Many houses in the Woodstock and Eastmoreland Portland neighborhoods are traditionally rented to Reed students.
On February 21st, , Reed announced the construction of the "largest residence hall in its history. The Reed College Canyon, a natural area and national wildlife preserve, bisects the campus, separating the academic buildings from many of the residence halls the so-called cross-canyon halls. On Canyon Day students and Reed neighbors join canyon crew workers to spend a day helping with restoration efforts. This bridge replaced the unique cantilevered bridge that served in that spot between and , which "featured stressed plywood girders — the first time this construction had been used on a span of this size: It attracted great architectural interest during its lifetime".
Cooley Gallery[ edit ] Reed's Cooley Gallery is an internationally recognized contemporary art space located at the entrance to the Eric V. It was established in as the result of a gift from Susan and Edward Cooley in honor of their late son.
The gallery is currently under the directorship of Stephanie Snyder,  who succeeded founding director Susan Fillin-Yeh in Food services[ edit ] The cafeteria, known simply as "Commons," has a reputation for ecologically sustainable food services. Suiting the student body, vegan and vegetarian dishes feature heavily on the menu. It is currently the only cafeteria on the small campus, with the exception of Caffe Circo formerly Caffe Paradiso , a small cafe on the other side of campus which also operated by board points.
Scrounging is a long tradition at Reed College allowing students to offer unfinished Commons' food to students without board points from their trays as they are returned to be washed.
These are the only campus dorms that are independent of the school's board plan. They traditionally throw an alternative "Thanksgiving" celebration that has sometimes included a square-dance. The Co-ops house students who purchase and prepare food together, sharing chores and conducting weekly, consensus-based meetings. It is a close community valuing sustainability, organic food, consensus-based decisions, self-government, music, and plants. In the Paradox opened a second coffee shop, dubbing it the "Paradox Lost" an allusion to John Milton 's Paradise Lost , at the southern end of the biology building, in the space commonly called the "Bio Fishbowl.
The recent addition of a circus-themed mural to the cafe prompted a name change, and it now operates as Caffe Circo. Icons and student life[ edit ] Demographics of student body Fall .