Deschutes Hall Architecture of the University of Oregon

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THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

Deschutes Hall

Architect: Ratcliff Architects (Christopher Racliff, principal; Christie Johnson Coffin, Project Director; Carl Christiansen, Project Architect for Willamette Hall and Deschutes Hall.). Associated Designer: Moore Ruble Yudell (Buzz Yudell, principal designer; Charles Moore, principal-in-charge; John Ruble, Stephen Harby, James Morton, Principal designers. Landscape Architect: Royston Hanamoto Alley & Abey; Cameron and McCarthy. Associated Architects: Brockmeyer, McDonnell. Contractors: Wildish Building Co. (Willamette and Streisinger halls); Robinson Construction Co. (Cascade Hall); Hyland & Sons, Inc. (Deschutes Hall). UO: Campus Planner: David Rowe. Project Director: Fred Tepfer. Project Manger: Garry Fritz.

History

  • 1985. The planning team of The Ratcliff Architects, Moore Ruble Yudell, and McLellan & Copenhagen began work at the University on the new Science Complex.
  • 1987. Groundbreaking for the new Science Complex, including Willamette Hall, took place April 7, 1987.
  • 1989. Willamette Hall was dedicated on Oct. 16, 1989, in a ceremony that included Governor Neil Goldschmidt and Senator Mark Hatfield. Environmental protestors, positioned throughout the atrium, enlivened the ceremony. Willamette Hall was the centerpiece of the $45.6 million project that included Cascade Hall, Deschutes Hall, Streisinger Hall.. Funding for the four new buildings came primarily through a Department of Energy grant made possible through the work of Governor Victor Atiyeh and Senator Mark O. Hatfield. The four story atrium, named after UO's 13th president, Paul Olum, is one of the most impressive interiors on campus.
  • Cascade, Deschutes, Streisinger, and Willamette halls open for Winter Quarter, 1990.

Bibliography

Newspaper Articles

  • "Protest Mars UO Dedication: Jeers Target Hatfield, Governor. Register Guard, 10/16/89: 1A.

Journal Articles

  • "New Science Complex: Into the Twenty-First Century." Inquiry; Special Issue of Old Oregon (January 1987): 33-35 il.
  • "Interview with Charles Moore.." Places; A Quarterly Journal of Environmental Design 7 no. 4 (1992): 8-15.
  • Bloomer, Kent. "The Confounding Issue of Collaboration Between Architects and Artists." Places; A Quarterly Journal of Environmental Design 7 no. 4 (1992): 8-15.
  • Campbell, Robert. "Knight's Moves." Places; A Quarterly Journal of Environmental Design 7 no. 4 (1992): 8-15.
  • Coffin, Christie Johnson. "Making Places for Scientists." Places; A Quarterly Journal of Environmental Design 7 no. 4 (1992): 8-15.
  • Harby, Stephen. "Using New Buildings to Solve Old Problems." Places; A Quarterly Journal of Environmental Design 7 no. 4 (1992): 8-15.
  • Mosely, John. "From Participation to Ownership: How Users Shape the Science Complex." Places; A Quarterly Journal of Environmental Design 7 no. 4 (1992): 16-21.
  • Pally, Marc. "Finding a Place for Collaboration." Places; A Quarterly Journal of Environmental Design 7 no. 4 (1992): 8-15.
  • Rowe, J. David. "The Roots of Oregon's Planning Tradition." Places; A Quarterly Journal of Environmental Design 7 no. 4 (1992): 8-15.
  • Streisinger, Lotte. "Peopl, Place and Public Art." Places; A Quarterly Journal of Environmental Design 7 no. 4 (1992): 8-15.
  • Wingwall, Alice. "Cascade Charley." Places; A Quarterly Journal of Environmental Design 7 no. 4 (1992): 8-15.
  • Yudell, Buzz. "Building Unity Through Participation" Places; A Quarterly Journal of Environmental Design 7 no. 4 (1992): 8-15.