LightWerks Upgrades Pacific University’s Scott Hall with Advanced Collaboration Technology

LightWerks partnered with Pacific University to add state-of-the-art technology to Les AuCoin Hall, a building with a rich history and multifaceted significance.  Named after former United States Representative Les AuCoin, the hall, which originally opened its doors in 1967, has served as a versatile space housing classrooms, offices, and meeting areas for various vital university services. Among its occupants are the Center for Languages and International Collaboration (CLIC), the Student Multicultural Center, the Center for Gender Equity, and the McCall Center for Civic Engagement. Notably, it has long been home to the Kathrin Cawein Gallery of Art.

Over the course of the last eight months, Les AuCoin Hall has undergone a transformative $10.5 million renovation. This extensive rejuvenation includes the addition of new classrooms and computer technology labs, addressing the evolving needs of modern education.  Beyond aesthetic enhancements, critical technology upgrades have been implemented, ensuring the classrooms within Les AuCoin Hall are equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual solutions that enhance the overall learning experience.


In tandem with this comprehensive renovation, LightWerks has played a pivotal role in the integration of cutting-edge AV technology within Les AuCoin Hall. The hybrid classroom setups feature dual Sony projectors and Da-Lite screens, providing an immersive visual experience. AVer conferencing systems and document cameras have been seamlessly incorporated, facilitating seamless communication and efficient content sharing. Shure ceiling microphones ensure crystal-clear audio quality, enhancing the overall learning experience. To streamline and manage these sophisticated components, the implementation features Extron control, offering intuitive and centralized command over the AV systems.

Pacific University President Jenny Coyle aptly captures the essence of Les AuCoin Hall’s renewed purpose, stating, “At the center of our Forest Grove campus, AuCoin Hall will be a hub for students to come together to learn, exchange ideas, and engage in community. Rep. AuCoinʻs life and career exemplify Pacificʻs mission of inspiring students who think, care, create, and pursue justice, and we are honored to continue his legacy and example to future generations.” This sentiment underscores the transformative impact of the renovation, not only in terms of infrastructure but also in fostering a dynamic environment that aligns with the university’s core values and commitment to student growth and development. The integration of LightWerks’ state-of-the-art AV technology further solidifies Les AuCoin Hall as a beacon of innovation and collaboration within Pacific University.