Biology Research Labs Special Collections Research Center

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tall square building, Biological Research Building

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Construction Began: August 24, 1961

Occupied: March 1, 1963

Dedicated: October 25, 1963

Dedication Speaker: Dr. James H. Jensen, Class of 1931 and President, Oregon State University

Architects: Harry A. & F. Curtis King

Location: Sims Drive, adjacent to Sims Hall

Materials: red brick

Cost: $1,050,923

Funding: $374,301 from National Institutes of Health

Space: 31,000 square feet

Addition: 1966 - four floors added

Cost of Addition: $825,000

Notes: Originally four stories in height, BRL was the first structure on campus to be devoted entirely to research. When additional stories were added in 1966, a greenhouse measuring 24' x 41' was added on the roof.