Oregon Jewish Museum

Oregon Jewish Museum

Portland, Oregon


Cultural Arts and Non-profit
Public and Non-Profit


  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Space Planning
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Site Analysis
  • Programming
  • Project Management
The Oregon Jewish Museum is a growing presence in the Portland community, with an expanding collection and extensive outreach efforts. Seeking a larger space to accommodate its growth, the museum board brought in DECA to help them search for a new home. Over a period of several years, the firm performed feasibility and due diligence studies on a myriad of potential sites until they found the perfect building in a former movie production studio. Having worked closely with the board on program development and exploration of possible new building sites, DECA also then designed a comprehensive renovation and adaptation of the studio into a modern museum. The renovated building houses a gallery space, the museum’s archives, and offices for the Oregon Jewish Museum and the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center.

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