Because the building is centrally located on campus, please be aware that construction work is starting for the Fairbanks Hall renovation project. You can expect more activities at the building site along SW 26th Street and Jefferson Way as Fortis Construction starts work on the building.

You can expect:

  • A higher level of truck traffic on 35th Street and Jefferson Way.
  • The start of demolition of the metal Fairbanks Annex building will start this week.
  • A vacuum excavation truck will be onsite for exploratory work on Wednesday, August 4.

These activities will produce noise, as expected for typical construction work onsite. We will continue to provide information about other activities that may impact campus for the duration of the project.

For questions or comments on this closure, contact construction manager Amy Keene at 541-214-1038.

Fairbanks Hall area map

As part of the Arts and Education Complex project, a temporary power shutdown to the former Facilities Services Shops buildings, located along SW 15th Street, is scheduled to occur from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021. The power to the former shops buildings will be disconnected.This may cause a temporary disruption to power for the former heat plant.

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Construction Manager Rick Freeman at 541-231-5368.

Former Facilities Services Shops buildings area map

Facilities Services will be performing annual load bank testing for the below listed building emergency/ stand-by generators.  Each test will take approximately 3 hours. There may be excessive noise and possible exhaust fume odors associated with testing.  Each generator will be refueled after testing. 

Week of August 2nd  

  • Milam Hall 
  • Burt Hall 
  • Dearborn Hall 
  • Milne Computer Center 

Week of August 9th  

  • The Valley Library 
  • Pharmacy Building 
  • Kerr Administration Building  
  • Kerr Administration Building Telecom 

Week of August 16th  

  • Sinnhuber Aquatic Research Lab 
  • Salmon Disease Lab #1 
  • Research Way Building 

Week of August 23rd  

  • Portable Generator #3 
  • Portable Generator #4 

For questions or comments on this notice contact, Facilities Services at 541-737-2969. 

Notice: Demolition of 3rd floor bridge between Rogers and Graf Halls

Effective Date(s): week of August 2, 2021

As part of the Graf Hall Renovation Project, the 3rd floor bridge between Rogers Hall and Graf Hall will be demolished. Work will occur through the week of August 6 and will generate noise and dust. No pedestrians or vehicles will be allowed in the vicinity of the work and the bridges at all levels will not be accessible.

The noise from this work will affect all the buildings in the area, especially the ones shown in the attached area plan.

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Project Manager David Amundson at 541-737-2760 or Construction Manager Lindsey Austin at 541-990-7720.

As part of the Nash Hall Elevator project, the southwest elevator in Nash Hall will be out of service starting on Monday, Aug. 9 through Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. The northeast elevator in Nash Hall will remain in service during this work. Work includes code-required modifications to fire sprinkler heads and associated electrical systems, which necessitates the temporary shutdown of the water to the fire suppression system and temporary disabling of associated alarms. A final elevator inspection is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021. 

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Infrastructure Project Manager Aaron Collett at 541-207-2780 or contractor Jonathan Fisher, with Ausland Group, at 541-450-2774.

Nash Hall area map

For work related to the Arts & Education Complex project, sections of the sidewalks along 15th Street and Washington Way will be closed off for several weeks. Pedestrian detours will be in place. Work is scheduled to start on Monday, July 12, 2021 through Friday, July 23, 2021.

For questions or comments on this work, contact Construction Manager Rick Freeman at 541-231-5368.

15th & Washington Way sidewalk closure area map

For work related to Pacific Power system upgrades, Pacific Power will continue to perform electrical trenching and drilling work through the end of August 2021. Electrical trenching and drilling work started at the intersection of 35th Street and SW Washington Way in mid-April 2021. Ongoing work will occur on both sides of SW Washington Way between 35th Street and 30th Street. This work supports Pacific Power’s power infrastructure and prepares for future upgrades to SW Washington Way.

The schedule of work along SW Washington Way includes:

  • Multi-Use Path trenching – July 6-7
  • Boring (north of SW Washington Way) – July 15-16
  • Finish work (north of SW Washington Way) July 26-Aug. 12
  • Temporary fencing by Magruder Hall – Aug. 2
  • Vault set – Aug. 6

For questions or comments on this work, contact Torre Oberg, the project manager with Magnum Power, at 360-703-7432, or OSU Infrastructure Project Manager Aaron Collett at 541-207-2780. Magnum Power is the contractor working with Pacific Power.

SW Washington Way area map

The sidewalk located on the south side of Callahan Hall was temporarily closed for window repair work being done at Callahan Hall. Work started on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Work finished and the sidewalk was re-opened on Monday, August 9, 2021.

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Lizzet Stone, the UHDS operations manager for building finishes, at 541-737-8085.

Callahan Hall area map