ORI has moved to a new building.

Categories: Press Releases

Type: Press Release

Date Published: 08/29/2022

For more information Contact: Kathryn Madden; kathryn@ori.org; 541-912-6538


New address:  3800 Sports Way, Springfield, OR. 97477

Oregon Research Institute (ORI) recently moved its headquarters to 3800 Sports Way in Springfield. Founded in 1960, ORI needs space that enhances opportunities for collaboration, while offering the flexibility to accommodate staff who now work remotely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Beyond the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our space needs, our success in hiring scientists across the country further reduced our need for on-site office space,” said Carol Metzler, Science Director, ORI. “Local scientists and staff come into the office to collaborate around specific projects and connect with scientists working remotely, so the smaller space in the former Pioneer Pacific College building is perfect for our hybrid work model. Its layout has allowed us to move right in without missing a beat.”

Known for conducting rigorous research that promotes health and wellbeing, the Institute’s researchers study topics such as improving children’s social and academic success, treating adolescent and adult depression, preventing and treating teen substance use and abuse, promoting physical activity across the lifespan, and understanding and preventing eating disorders. Emerging areas include genetics, opioid addiction, Alzheimer's Disease, and health economics.

The new building is conveniently located near Lane Transit District’s EmX route on International Way, providing ease of access for both staff and research participants.

Funded entirely by research grants from the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institutes of Health, ORI employs 100 people, including 40 research scientists. Currently, ORI has 36 research grants and a budget of $6.3 million.