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Allen Price Commons, University of Oregon / 2

Eugene, OR

The American Institute of Architects and the American Library Association recognized the University of Oregon’s Allan Price Science Commons and Research Library as one of seven projects worldwide to receive the 2017 AIA-ALA Library Building Award.

The Price Science Commons was designed by Opsis Architecture of Portland. Principle architect Jim Kalvelage '81 noted that his team was inspired by school ties and a collaborative spirit. Over the years, the need for the project had become increasingly apparent. With a 72 percent surge in the number of UO science majors since 2000, the science library had undergone just one significant update in its 45-year life — two decades ago.

The science library renovation and expansion was built by Anderson Construction. The Price Science Commons and Research Library is part of the seven-branch UO Libraries system, which is the state’s largest research library. 

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