THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

Vivian Olum Child Development Center

1650 Columbia St.
Date: 1996.

Architect: De Norval Unthank Architect. Construction Firm: Morris Kielty. Project Planner: Dorene Steggell Project Manager: Janet Lobue.

Kinetic Totem sculpture
Kinetic Totem. Artist: Clay Hoffman. Percent for Art Collection. Source: Oregon Digital.<.p>

DESCRIPTION

The Vivian Olum Child Development Center provides a comprehensive year-round child care and development program serving University faculty and staff families for children eight weeks through fifth grade.

The center1990 started as Young Children’s Centeran early intervention program of the University of Oregon’s Center on Human Development and Human Resources. Supported by parent fees and university funds, the center came a unit of the University of Oregon in 2018. Dr. Paul Olum, University of Oregon president emeritus, contributed substantially to the first building phase of the center which is named in honor of his wife, Dr. Vivian Olum, associate professor of counseling psychology.

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