University of Oregon Allan Price Commons Research Library Remodel-Expansion
Architect: Opsis Architecture
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Award of Excellence
After a redesign, this library has become a technologically robust, dynamic environment for learning and discovery that reflects a modern-day paradigm.
The Price Science Commons and Research Library creates an inviting identity for the Lokey Science Complex as a glass-enclosed pavilion containing a social commons café and event space, overlooking and connecting to the subterranean research library and landscaped courtyard. A hub of student activity, it is a technologically robust, dynamic environment for learning and discovery that reflects a modern-day paradigm.
The student-centered design promotes experimentation, collaboration, and investigation. Spatial flexibility, with classrooms that reconfigure into study groups and informal learning arrangements, promotes collaboration across diverse user groups. Science-specific study rooms support collaboration, tutoring, and hands-on learning.
This is such a beautiful and inviting project. The insertion of this relatively small building has transformed a rather undesirable void into an oasis of community and study.