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OSU Buildings Histories in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Building History

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This building was completed in 1981 as the home of OSU’s crop science program, which included work in wheat and hops breeding. Crop and soil science have now merged. It is one of a few buildings on campus not named for an OSU donor, faculty member or administrator. Renowned wheat breeder Warren Kronstad worked in this building for the last two decades of his career.

General Information

Address 3050 SW Campus Way
Architect Martin, Schultz, and Geyer Architects 
Year Built 1981
Renovations Unknown
Square Footage 57,638
Purpose/Usage Crop/Soil Science

Previous Name(s) N/A
Namesake N/A
Historic District No
Blueprints Facilities Services Records (RG 193) I. Architectural Drawings and Plans Individual Structures

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


Oregon State University Historical Photographs, 1868-1980

Further Archival Information

Oregon Digital: A few historic photographs of the Crop Science Building can be found in this collection, dispersed throughout an array of periodicals which document the history of the building itself, as well as programs which have taken place there.

SCARC: The News and Communication Services Records collection box 16.2 contains information relevant to the construction, dedication, and naming of the Crop Science Building.