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OSU Buildings Histories in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Building History

The Agricultural Life Sciences Building houses the departments of horticulture and biochemistry/biophysics, as well as the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing. It was completed in 1992 along with bridges connecting it with Cordley and Nash Halls. It was modern for the time with an emergency generator to protect lab equipment, and a chiller shared with three other buildings for heating and cooling. It was built on the spot of the original 1909 dairy barn and the barn pillars are still visible in the basement.

General Information

Address 2750 SW Campus Way
Architect SRG, Devco Engineering, Settcase, Smith, Doss Architecture
Year Built 1992
Renovations N/A
Square Footage 185,629
Purpose/Usage Currently: Department of Horticulture, Biochemistry/Biophysics; Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing. Previous location of 1909 dairy barn

Previous Name(s) N/A
Namesake N/A

Historic District Yes; Non-historic Building
Blueprints Facilities Services Records (RG 193) I. Architectural Drawings and Plans Individual Structures; Box 111

Facilities Services Records, 1888-2003. Series XX:  Campus, Farm, and Property Maps, 1899-1990. Campus and Farm Maps: 3-A

Oregon State University Campus Maps, 1894-1994

Photographs N/A

Further Archival Information

Memorabilia Collection 24.19: Contains newspaper clippings, promotional brochures, dedication programs, promotional hand towels, and pins.

SCARC: Oral Histories, publications, and university record groups pertaining to the Agricultural and Life Sciences Building.

Oregon Digital: OSU "Fact Books" and other periodicals that contain information, pictures, and maps of the Agricultural and Life Sciences Building.