THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
Onyx Bridge (left), Klamath Hall, Emerald Hall, model 1961. Source: Oregon Quarterly 1961.
Architect: Lawrence, Tucker, Wallman. Contractor: Vik Construction (Eugene)
Location: Google Maps location.
Planned as an east addition to what is now Pacific Hall, Onyx Bridge was originally named East Wing. In 1989, the pre-1989 adjacent science buildings were renamed: Science I was named Pacific Hall; Science II was named Klamath Hall; Science III was named Huestis Hall; and East Wing was named Onyx Bridge; and Geology Building was named Columbia Hall. Concurrently, the names for the new science buildings were approved by the Board of Higher Education: Deschutes, Willamette, Cascade, Streisinger.
Onyx Bridge originally served as the entrance to the underground Science Library.
Above left: Onyx Bridge under construction in October 1960, rising 'atop' buildings designed by Ellis Lawrence. Photo: Marion Dean Ross.
Selected Newspaper Articles (arranged by date)
- "Science addition work started; total cost to be over 2 million," Daily Emerald, 05/17/1960, 1
"New science building to have eight stories," Daily Emerald, 05/19/1960, 6
"Science plant to cost over $2 million, Illustration", Summer Sun, 07/06/1960, 1, il.
"Strange science building design resembles giant checker board," Daily Emerald, 10/10/1961, 3
"New science wing to be landscaped," Daily Emerald, 11/30/1961, 3
"Cold damages Science addition," Daily Emerald, 01/25/1962, 1
"Research scientists move in new rooms," Daily Emerald, 01/30/1962, 8
"Four scientists will dedicate new building," Daily Emerald, 04/05/1962, 4
"Science dedication ceremonies open to public," Daily Emerald, 04/06/1962, 7
"Science wing ceremonies set," Daily Emerald, 04/06/1962, 1
"Dedication lecure topics announced," Daily Emerald, 04/06/1962, 6
"Scientists laud research area," Daily Emerald, 04/09/1962, 1
Page author: Edward H. Teague