1 Tykeson College and Careers Building
Helping students navigate the academic experience and prepare for careers
A $10 million lead gift by Eugene philanthropists Willie and Don Tykeson, BS ’51, kicked off the effort to build a campus resource designed from the ground up to integrate academic advising and the campus Career Center. Teamed together, these services will help students in the College of Arts and Sciences more intentionally navigate their academic experience and prepare for careers. The university will break ground on the $39 million facility in 2017.
2 Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact
A historic and transformative leap for the UO
The $1 billion Knight Campus is an ambitious initiative to fast-track scientific discoveries into innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation, and the world. It will work to reshape the state’s public higher education landscape by training new generations of scientists, engaging in new interdisciplinary research, forging tighter ties with industry and entrepreneurs, and creating new educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.
3 Pacific Hall
Renewal for the UO's original science building
A $7 million gift from Cheryl Ramberg Ford, class of 1966, and Allyn Ford kicked off the renovation of Pacific Hall, the UO’s original science building. The $20.6 million project will add new labs, enable recruitment of new faculty members, create research opportunities for future generations of students, and boost the UO’s research mission. The estimated completion date is January 2018.
4 Berwick Hall
New home for Oregon Bach Festival
Construction of the $9 million building will be completed this summer, and the staff will move in after the 2017 festival ends. Longtime Oregon Bach Festival and UO supporters Phyllis, BEd ’56, and Andrew Berwick, BBA ’55, gave $6.5 million to lead the effort to build a permanent home for the festival. Willie and Don Tykeson, BS ’51, also helped fund the 10,000 square foot building. Located next to the UO’s School of Music and Dance. It will provide much-needed rehearsal space, as well as offices.
5 Chapman Hall Renovation
Upgrading the Clark Honors College
The home of the Robert D. Clark Honors College was built in 1939 under the Works Progress Administration. The $10.5 million project (slated for completion in December, 2017) includes renovations to the lounge, library, study hall, classrooms, and offices. A new hearth will be added, and the building’s technology and utilities will be upgraded.
6 Black Cultural Center
Academic success, community, and university connections
Longtime UO donors Nancy and Dave Petrone, BS ’66, MBA ’68, helped launch fundraising for the UO’s Black Cultural Center with a $250,000 gift. Their contribution will allow design and planning for the $3 million center to begin immediately. It will be an engine for academic success, providing the space and resources for Black students to grow stronger intellectually and as a community, while also connecting to UO and Oregon community partners, according to Yvette Alex-Assensoh, vice president for equity and inclusion. As a new campus building, she added, the impact of the center will benefit countless students for years to come.