THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
1630 Columbia Street
Date: 2005. Architect: Johnpaul Jones
The longhouse is a community center traditional to many Native American peoples in the Pacific Northwest and around the country. The new longhouse (1630 Columbia Street) replaced a former WWII temporary building that served that purpose since the 1960s. It was dedicated on January 11, 2005. The architect, Johnpaul Jones, is a 1967 UO architect, a Native American born in Oklahoma. His firm's work includes the National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D. C.
Left: Longhouse under construction, Summer 2004
- 2002. Old longhouse closes due to structural problems.
- 2004. Construction began.
- 2005. Building opened, January 11, 2005.
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