For years, Portland State University has been that row of low, brick-and-concrete bunkers along Southwest Broadway.
PSU business school student Elliott Dow saw the old business building as dark and cramped.
“You went there for classes," he said, "and then you got out."
On one hand, business school dean Cliff Allen defends the building as having served its general purpose. But Allen also acknowledges that the facility didn't support specific teaching methods. It lacked spaces, for example, where students could collaborate on business case studies.