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Floor Plans and Descriptions

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Anna Mann

Reed College dorm Anna Mann

At the bequest of Anna Mann, a friend of founder Amanda Reed, this hall was initially fashioned as a residential cottage for women; it was remodeled and expanded in 1993. Many of the rooms have fireplaces, window seats, and hardwood floors. The first floor features a living room, a large fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, and a sun porch.

  • Occupancy: 30 (20 single & 5 double rooms)

Birchwood Apartments

Reed College Birchwood Apartments

Offering the advantages of both on- and off-campus living, the Birchwood Apartments are located at the northwest end of campus. The Birchwoods are available to returning and transfer students. The apartments are fully furnished with kitchens, living rooms, and either one or two bedrooms. Students in college apartments have the option to be on or off a board plan.

  • Occupancy: 68 (24 townhouse-style two-bedroom apartments, 6 single level two-bedroom apartments & 8 one-bedroom apartments)

Bragdon Hall

Reed College dorm Bragdon Hall

Built in 1998 and named for former president Paul Bragdon, Bragdon Hall resides on the edge of the canyon. Its architecture is similar to that of a modern ski cabin; it boasts fully equipped kitchens, lounges with expansive windows, a laundry room, a storage room, and an indoor bike storage area.

  • Occupancy: 62 (36 single & 13 double rooms)

Canyon, Farm & Garden Houses

Reed College dorm Farm Garden House

On the western edge of campus, on SE 28th Ave, these houses offer the opportunity to live in a unique, tight-knit, communal house environment. Each house serves as a residential home for a small number of students, generally returning students. These houses also have the same amenities as the residence halls, including common spaces, kitchens, dining rooms, laundry facilities, and storage rooms. The Farm House and Garden House are both currently home to co-operative themes and open only to returning students through the theme housing system.

Canyon House

  • Occupancy: 8 single rooms

Farm House

  • Occupancy: 7 (3 single & 2 double rooms)

Garden House

  • Occupancy: 10 single rooms

Cross Canyon Residence Halls: Chittick, Griffin, McKinley, and Woodbridge

Reed College Birchwood Apartments

These four residence halls, steps away from Reed’s 28-acre watershed canyon, are set in a grassy, wooded area. Named after early Reed professors, all include singles, divided and undivided doubles, and divided triples. The small size and physical composition of the cross canyon buildings foster a strong sense of community among the residents. Each of the halls has a full kitchen, laundry room, and spacious tri-level social room with a fireplace. They are also historically home to the Tír na nÓg theme community.

Chittick

  • Occupancy: 25 (6 singles, 8 doubles & 1 triple room)

Griffin

  • Occupancy: 26 (5 singles, 9 doubles & 1 triple room)

McKinley

  • Occupancy: 26 (6 singles, 7 doubles & 2 triple room)

Woodbridge

  • Occupancy: 27 (5 singles, 8 doubles & 2 triple room)

Foster, Scholz & MacNaughton

Reed College MacNaughton

Named after former Reed presidents, these residence halls are in the southwest corner of campus; they all have spacious rooms with large windows that provide plenty of light in all seasons. Each of these 1950s brutalist style buildings has three floors, and each floor is considered a separate living community for 13 to 30 students. Most of the floors have large lounges with partial or full kitchens.

Click to view floor plans for Foster, Scholz, and Macnaughton.

Foster

  • Occupancy: 45 (23 single & 11 double rooms)
  • Other Amenities: laundry on lowest level, indoor bike storage, large shared lounge with Scholz that contains flat screen TV, DVD player, piano, and a large kitchen space

Scholz

  • Occupancy: 43 (27 single & 8 double rooms)
  • Other Amenities: laundry on lowest level, indoor bike storage, large shared lounge with Foster that contains flat screen TV, DVD player, piano, and a large kitchen space

MacNaughton

  • Occupancy: 70 (36 single & 17 double rooms)
  • Other Amenities: laundry on lowest level, indoor bike storage located near laundry room

The Grove: Bidwell, Aspen, Sequoia & Sitka

Reed College dorms The Grove

Completed in 2008, these halls were built to convey the feeling of small and inviting houses. The four Grove buildings—Aspen, Bidwell, Sitka, and Sequoia—form a quad on the north side of campus. Each building features first-floor living and dining areas and kitchens, media rooms, study rooms, a laundry room, and outdoor terraces for socializing. All Grove residence halls are LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified.

Aspen

  • Occupancy: 29 (15 single & 7 double rooms)
  • Other Amenities: large multipurpose room reservable for campus events, Caffe Circo—the newest eatery on campus, open from 8am–7pm on weekdays

Bidwell

  • Occupancy: 29 (15 single & 7 double rooms)

Sequoia

  • Occupancy: 31 (13 single & 9 double rooms)
  • Other Amenities: storage room in the basement for students

Sitka

  • Occupancy: 36 (17 single, 8 double & 1 triple room)
  • Other Amenities: 125 basement spaces for bike storage

Language Houses: Chinese, French, German, Russian & Spanish

Reed College Spanish House

Residents of the language houses are returning students who demonstrate second-year language proficiency, converse primarily in that language, and are aided by live-in language scholars and native-speaking students. All of the houses sponsor campus-wide cultural events including film festivals, meals, and concerts.

The original four houses, designed by A.E. Doyle in 1922, were once home to Reed faculty. In 2008, the Spanish House was designed to compliment A.E. Doyle's design and a plaza was added to give residents an outdoor gathering space that fosters community between the houses.

The language houses have fireplaces, bay windows with bench seating, bookshelves, and TVs with relevant cable programming to enhance the speaking and listening skills of the student communities who live there.

Click to view floor plans for the language houses.

Chinese

  • Occupancy: 7 single rooms

French

  • Occupancy: 8 single rooms

German

  • Occupancy: 8 single rooms

Russian

  • Occupancy: 7 single rooms
  • Other Amenities: loft style rooms upstairs

Spanish

  • Occupancy: 17 single rooms
  • Other Amenities: study lounges on the second and third floor overlooking the plaza, a fireplace, a dining room that transforms into a classroom equipped with a white board and projector

Naito & Sullivan

Reed College Birchwood Apartments

Naito Hall and Sullivan Hall have kitchens, common areas, and great views toward the Portland west hills. Each floor is divided into two wings, with approximately 15 students in each wing. These small communities have large lounges with full kitchens. All of the social rooms have outdoor balconies. The third floor rooms in Naito have unobstructed views of downtown Portland.

Naito

  • Occupancy: 74 (46 single & 14 double rooms)
  • Other Amenities: spacious furnished lounge on the first floor complete with a ping-pong table, pool table, foosball table, and television with cable channels and a DVD player, laundry room, storage room, and an indoor bike storage room

Sullivan

  • Occupancy: 83 (51 single & 16 double rooms)
  • Other Amenities: laundry room, storage room, and an indoor bike storage room

Old Dorm Block

Reed College Old Dorm Block

Old Dorm Block was built in 1912 and remodeled in 1992. The design was inspired by old English manor houses, with grotesques scattered about the roofs and doorways.

Old Dorm Block is divided into eight conjoining residence halls: Winch, Quincy, Doyle, Eastport, Westport, Kerr, Abington, and Ladd. These residence halls are some of the most popular on campus, as they are quite spacious and many have fireplaces, balconies, and window seats. Other amenities include kitchenettes (without ovens), a large lounge with a TV and pool table, a laundry room, bike storage, and student storage space.

  • Occupancy: 137 (50 singles, 24 doubles & 13 triples). Room sizes vary widely.

Reed College Apartments (RCAs)

Reed College Apartments

Offering the advantages of both on- and off-campus living, the Reed College Apartments (RCAs) are located at the northwest end of campus and are available to returning and transfer students. The apartments are fully furnished, with kitchens, living rooms, and either one or two bedrooms. Students in college apartments have the option to be on or off a board plan.

  • Occupancy: 57 (13 one bedroom apartments, 14 single level two bedroom apartments & 8 townhouse style two bedroom apartments)

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