THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
UO's Architectural Timelines
Unless otherwise noted, the date indicates when the building opened. Follow the link to learn more about the history of a building or architect.
- Eugene's population is 35,879.
- President Newburn requires all freshmen to live in a dormitory.
- Collier House garage is razed.
- Library Addition. Architect: Lawrence, Tucker, and Wallman.
- Erb Memorial Union. Architect:Lawrence, Tucker, and Wallman.
- Mary Spiller Hall, the first women's dorm, is torn down.
- Science Building (also known as Science I, Main Science; now Pacific Hall). Architect: Lawrence, Tucker, and Wallman.
- Commonwealth Hall. Architect: Wick & Hilgers (Portland).
Demolished in 2003 to make way for the Lillis Business Complex.
- Buckminster Fuller and architecture students construct a Geodesic Dome on campus. 1953
- McClure Hall is demolished to make way for the new journalism building, Allen Hall.
- O. Meredith Wilson becomes UO's 9th president after Harry Newburn's resignation in 1953.
- Allen Hall. Architect: Church, Newberry, and Roehr.
- Physical Education Building Additions. Architect:Lawrence, Tucker, and Wallman.
- Virgil D. Earl Hall (Earl Complex). Architect: Church, Newberry, and Roehr.
- Music Building Addition. Architect: Wick and Hilgers.
- Architecture and Allied Arts Building Addition. Architect: Annand, Boone, and Lei, with contribution by AAA Dean Sidney Little.
- New dormitory, the first units of what would be named Walton Hall, is completed in summer, 1957.
- Prometheus Unbound, a sculpture by Jan Zach, is given to UO by Gamma Phi Beta.
- New dormitory is named Walton Hall.