Completed Studies

Feasibility Studies

This study is authored by the Campus Planning Office. It explores options for additions and renovations to the existing University Health, Counseling and Testing Center and suggests a feasible project to meet the needs of the units located within the building. March 2016.
University Street Feasibility Study
This feasibility study examines extending the academic campus between 15th and 18th Avenues along University Street to include the Student Recreation Center, PE/Rec Department, the Department of Human Physiology, general classrooms, and the School of Architecture & Allied Arts. March 2012.
Residence Hall Feasibility and Market Demand Study
This study analyzes the market demand for on-campus student housing and the financial feasibility of the university’s housing goals. September 2011.
Strategic Housing Plan
Strategic Housing Plan Attachments
This report includes housing objectives, a comprehensive housing analysis (existing conditions and market study) and a proposed implementation plan. October 2007.

Conceptual Studies

Museum of Natural and Cultural History Conceptual Design Report
This study re-examined the previous phase 3 conceptual study for the museum's Research Division expansion and its related support spaces, and the completion of surface site access. December 2011.

Residence Hall Modernization Study
This conceptual study provides the UO with possible development options for the next residence hall and scenarios for future build-out of the residence hall system. August 2011.
Vision Plan: Implementation Strategies for the 2009 Academic Plan, 2011 Campus Plan and 2011 Capital Project Budget Request
A facilities white paper draft describing the vision for our future campus. September 2012.

Siting Studies

This study analyzes potential building sites for the construction of a new College and Careers building to house the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), the Career Center, University classrooms, informal learning space, and CAS support space. May 2015.
This study examines six potential sites the university has identified for a new 500-bed student housing facility to be completed by fall 2017. September 2014.
This study examines three potential sites the university has identified for a 100,000-gross-square-foot building capable of housing thirty highly instrumented labs. September 2014.
This study examines eleven potential sites for a 1,500-seat softball stadium and associated amenities. September 2014.

Programming Studies

Chapman Hall Programming StudyThe purpose of this Programming Study is to record how Chapman Hall is currently being used, to identify the ways in which it could be reconfigured to support the mission of the Clark Honors College, and to establish a series of Planning Principals to guide future design work. August 2015.

Diagnosis Studies

The purpose of diagnosis studies is to record the existing conditions of the campus as they relate to the university's Campus Plan's policies and patterns. Each study contains series of diagnosis maps that depict areas that need fixing and areas that work well. This information aids in decision-making for potential development, as well as helps identify the need for future amendments to the Campus Plan. The principle of diagnosis is one of the six basic principles of the planning process adopted by the university in 1974, known as "The Oregon Experiment", and elaborated upon in the Campus Plan:
"Areas of the campus shall be studied periodically for their health. These diagnostic studies shall enumerate shortcomings and assets contained within the study area. These studies allow for the identification of areas needing repair. This in turn opens possibilities for site repair as part of future construction projects in the area. In this way, individual projects contribute to the improvement of the campus as a whole." (p. 26)
The most recent diagnoses include:


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