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OSU Buildings Histories in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Building History

A rendering of the Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative ArtsThe Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts (PRAx) is slated to open in April 2024. It will have six different spaces for concerts, exhibitions, and events, including the 490-seat Lynne Hallstrom Detrick Concert Hall and the Edward. J. Ray theater. The adjacent former shooting gallery is being remodeled into rehearsal space for ensembles. PRAx is named after Patricia Valian Reser, co-founder of Reser Fine Foods, and an OSU alum and donor.

General Information

Address 470 SW 15th Street, Corvallis, OR 97331
Architect Holst Architects
Year Built 2021-2024
Renovations N/A
Square Footage 49,000
Purpose/Usage Performance, gallery, and exhibition space
Previous Name(s) N/A
Namesake Patricia Valian Reser, OSU alum, co-founder of Reser Fine Foods, and donor
Historical District No
Blueprints No

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 No


Further Archival Information

Because PRAx is still under construction, little archival information exists.

Oregon Digital: One Oregon Stater edition references programs to be held at PRAx and a grand opening announcement.