Fortis has been honored with a DeMuro Award by Restore Oregon for the Oregon State University Furman Hall project. The DeMuro Award celebrates the best preservation, adaptive reuse, and community revitalization projects in Oregon. The award is named in honor of Art DeMuro—the late developer and president of Venerable Properties.
Restore Oregon’s caption on the project:
Furman Hall (1902), Corvallis – rehabilitated for Oregon State University School of Education (2011). Transformed a beloved-but-obsolete building in OSU’s historic district that was literally falling apart. Seismically unsound and wrapped in netting to protect pedestrians from crumbling sandstone, Furman Hall was structurally rebuilt, its interior redesigned, and sandstone façade replaced in kind.