Design and Construction

Design and Construction oversees and supports hundreds of small and large capital projects for the University every year. From planning through construction, our team endeavors to plan and develop facilities and landscapes that enhance the teaching and research objectives of Oregon State University.

 

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Design and Construction oversees and supports hundreds of small and large capital projects for the University every year. From planning through construction, our team endeavors to plan and develop facilities and landscapes that enhance the teaching and research objectives of Oregon State University.

Our team of Construction and Project Management professionals includes architects, engineers, construction managers and project managers. We work as a project team that involves multiple stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery of new construction, renovation and remodeling projects that support the University’s academic mission; aligns with OSU's committmenet of Universal Accessiblity and Environmental Sustainability; and honors our the rich historic roots of our campus. 

Our team manages large and small projects from conceptual project development, through design, permitting, construction and occupancy. We endeavor to plan and develop high-value, quality, long-term cost-effective facilities and landscapes that enhance the teaching and research objectives at OSU, embrace our partnership with the community and reinforce our stewardship of OSU lands. To that end, Construction Management has five primary goals:

  • Cost – Deliver projects of long-term value within justifiable, benchmarked budgets
  • Performance – Measure the process and outcomes
  • Quality – Deliver buildings and landscapes that continue the tradition of high quality and historic character to enhance OSU's distinctive environment
  • Schedule – Deliver projects in a professional, timely manner
  • Stewardship - Collaborate with colleagues in the Office of Sustainability, Accessibility, and Facilities Services to employ life cycle cost analysis and sustainability measure in the delivery of all capital projects

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Capital Construction Management oversees hundreds of construction, renovation, remodel, and infrastructure upgrade projects every year.  

Accessbility Improvement Projects

Sustainability Improvements

Highlighted Major Capital Construction Projects

 

 

 

Major Construction Projects

The Capital Constrtion staff manage hundreds of construction projects every year.  Projects range from multi-million dollar construction to renovation and redesign of existing office spaces, labs and classrooms.  This page includes project update information of the major capital construction projects (over $5M) and high-profile projects of campus or community interest.  Links are included in each of the project entries, which will take you more detailed information, updates and project pictures.

Corvallis Campus

Bexell Hall Renovation Project

INTO/OSU Corvallis Cascade Hall Renewal Project - Phase One

Johnson Hall Construction Project

Oregon Forest Science Complex

Student Community Center Azalea House and Avery Lodge Renovation Project

Valley Football Center/North Enz Zone Addition/Renovation Project

Washington Way Pocket Park Project

 

OSU Cascades Campus

OSU Cascades Campus Development - Dining/Academic Building Project

OSU Cascades Campus Development - Residence Hall Project

 

Newport, Oregon

Marine Studies Initaive Phase One - Newport, Oregon

Bexell Hall Construction Project

  • Total Project Budget: $5,000,000
  • Funding source(s): Capital Renewal and Department Funds $5,000,000
  • Construction Begin Date: Winter-16
  • Projected Move In Date: Summer-16
  • Description of programs and benefits to OSU: includes interior renovation and remodeling only.  Departmental suites for OSU’s College of Liberal Arts and the School of Public Policy, upgrades to the building’s core circulation spaces, restrooms, ADA improvements, life-safety systems, and the remodel of thirteen university classrooms.
  • New Building or renovation of old: renovation of old
  • Architect: FFA Architecture
  • General Contractor: TBD
  • Square Footage: 40,000

INTO/OSU Corvallis Cascade Hall Renewal Phase One

  • Total Project Budget: $6,125,000
  • Funding source(s): Gifts $6,125,000
  • Construction Begin Date: Spring-15
  • Projected Move In Date: Winter – 16
  • Description of programs and benefits to OSU: provides teaching and teaching support space for INTO/OSU, eleven classrooms, computer laboratory, student lounge.
  • New Building or renovation of old: renovation of old
  • Architect: Holst Architecture
  • General Contractor: E. Dunn Construction
  • Square Footage: 16,000

Johnson Hall Construction Project

Scheduled to open Fall 2016, Johnson Hall will be the new home for College of Engineering research laboratories, teaching space and faculty offices. Johnson Hall will be located near Kelly Engineering.

Key Features: Chilled water will be provided using excess capacity from the Kelley Engineering Building chillers.  This will also set the foundation for additional district chilled water systems in the future. Domestic water heating will be provided by a heat pump water heater, which improves overall energy use by 4% from the baseline building. A physical wind model study provided data that will allow the settings for laboratory exhaust to vary with the wind conditions.  This provides large savings in both the fan energy for the exhaust and a reduction in exhausted heating and cooling. Two black walnut trees located near the site that need to be removed will be milled for use in the building.

  • Total Project Budget: $40,000,000
  • Funding source(s): XI-G Bonds $20,000,000, Gifts $20,000,000
  • Construction Begin Date: Spring-15
  • Projected Move In Date: Summer-16
  • Description of programs and benefits to OSU: College of Engineering research laboratories, teaching space and faculty offices
  • New Building or renovation of old: new building
  • Architect: SRG Partnership
  • General Contractor: Hoffman Construction
  • Square Footage: 60,000

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Marine Studies Initiative Phase One - Newport, Oregon

  • Total Project Budget: $50,000,000
  • Funding source(s):  State Paid State Bonds $25,000,000, Gifts $25,000,000
  • Construction Begin Date:  Winter-16
  • Projected Move In Date:  Winter-17
  • Description of programs and benefits to OSU:  the new facility will support critical research, education, administrative and technical support, and outreach and engagement.
  • New Building or renovation of old: new
  • Architect:  TBD
  • General Contractor:  TBD
  • Square Footage: 100,000

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Marine Studies Initiative

OSU Cascades Campus Development - Dining/Academic Building Project

  • Total Project Budget: $13,750,000
  • Funding source(s): OSU Paid Revenue Bonds $13,750,000
  • Construction Begin Date: Summer-15
  • Projected Move In Date: Summer-16
  • Description of programs and benefits to OSU: New academic building, new campus infrastructure. Dining room, food service, kitchen, eight classrooms, International Administrative and Faculty Offices, multi-faith room.
  • New Building or renovation of old: new building
  • Architect: ACC/SERA
  • General Contractor: ACC/Walsh Construction
  • Square Footage: 28,300

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OSU Foundation:  OSU-Cascades:  Central Oregon's Four-Year University

OSU Cascades Campus Development - Residence Hall Project

  • Total Project Budget: $28,250,000
  • Funding source(s): OSU Paid Revenue Bonds $28,250,000
  • Construction Begin Date: Summer-15
  • Projected Move In Date: Summer-16
  • Description of programs and benefits to OSU: New 300 bed residence hall, fitness room, common areas.
  • New Building or renovation of old: new building
  • Architect: ACC/SERA
  • General Contractor: ACC/Walsh Construction
  • Square Footage: 86,100

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OSU Foundation:  OSU-Cascades:  Central Oregon's Four-Year University

Oregon Forest Science Complex Construction Project

  • Total Project Budget: $60,000,000
  • Funding source(s): State-Paid State Bonds $30,000,000, Gifts $30,000,000
  • Construction Begin Date:  Summer-16
  • Projected Move In Date:  Winter-17
  • Description of programs and benefits to OSU:   includes the renewal or replacement of the existing Peavy Hall which houses classrooms, administration, faculty offices, and dry laboratory spaces.  The new facility will house laboratory space for an Advanced Wood Products Manufacturing and Design Center.
  • New Building or renovation of old: new
  • Architect:  Miller Hull Partnership
  • General Contractor:  Walsh Construction
  • Square Footage: 114,000

OSU Foundation:  The Future of Forestry

OSU News and Research Communications:  OSU begins initiative for forest science complex 01/06/2015

Student Community Center Azalea House and Avery Lodge Renovation Project

  • Total Project Budget: $5,050,000
  • Funding source(s): $4,400,000 mix of taxable and non-taxable bonds  + $500,000 UHDS major projects funds; $150,000 UHDS FY16 minor capital projects
  • Construction Begin Date: Fall-15
  • Projected Move In Date: Summer-16
  • Description of programs and benefits to OSU: The SCC project will provide a new child care facility, offices for Child and Family Resources, program and office space for the Human Service Resource Center (including a food pantry, demonstration kitchen, and community lounge/meeting space), and office space for UHDS Administrative offices to be moved from Buxton Hall (this is in addition to renovated space in Oxford house for UHDS admin offices)
  • New Building or renovation of old: renovation of old, site improvements to alley and off-alley parking area
  • Architect: Hennebery Eddy Architects
  • General Contractor: Howard S. Wright
  • Square Footage: Azalea House:  11,938 gross sq. ft.; Avery Lodge: 12,507 gross sq. ft.

Valley Football Center/North End Zone Addition/Renovation Project

  • Total Project Budget: $42,000,000
  • Funding source(s): Gifts $42,000,000
  • Construction Begin Date: Fall-15
  • Projected Move In Date: prior to the first Football Game of 2016
  • Description of programs and benefits to OSU: Addition of 55,000 SF to benefit student athletes, the football program and all OSU athletics programs which serve more than 500 student athletes participating in 17 sports.   The renovation and addition will include a new home team locker room, football program meeting spaces, expanded sports medicine facilities, expanded equipment area, renovated north end zone seating with a direct connection to the east stands and a new building entrance.
  • New Building or renovation of old: Addition and Renovation
  • Architect: HNTB Corporation
  • General Contractor: Hunt Construction Group
  • Square Footage: 55,000

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Our Beaver Nation:  Victory Through the Valley

Washington Way Pocket Park Project

The Washington Way Pocket Park Project is a collaborative open space design opportunity that will bring another open space area to campus along the improved roadway at the intersection of Washington Way and 15 Street. With input from the campus and Corvallis communities, we will be developing a design to reflect the desired and expected use of students, staff, faculty, and community members for construction completion by fall 2015.

Project Timeline:  Anticipated construction to begin Fall 2016.

Accessibility Improvement Projects

Design and Construction continues to work towards critical components of OSU’s long-range comprehensive accessibility improvement planning through creation of safer, more efficient, and accessible paths of travel between buildings; providing critically required accessible classroom facilities to accommodate community members making positive impacts for OSU students, faculty, staff, and visitors.  ADA accessibility improvement projects across campus and in leased areas include such things as upgrades to bathrooms, building entry ramps and sidewalk improvements.

Highlighted Current and Recently Completed Accessibility Improvements

 


Accessibility Assessments

SZS Consulting will be performing accessibility assessments of Reser Stadium, Gill Coliseum, Snall Hall, Gleeson Hall, Pharmacy Building and the Child Care Center.


Benton Hall Slope Study

Nevue/Ngan Associates will be conducting a study/circulation plan.  The study will look at pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicle circulation, parking, lighting, safety, and other issues in this area. The consultants will be developing a schematic master plan for future improvements in this area.


Burt Hall Door Improvements

For improved accessibility, an automatic door operator will be installed on the north door of Burt Hall.


Rogers, Dearborn and Covell Halls Door Hardware Improvements

To improve wheelchair accessibility, we will be replacing knob door hardware with lever hardware on several doors in Rogers and Dearborn Halls.  We will also be installing an automatic door operator on the door to the College of Engineering office in Covell.


Heckart Lodge Entrance Improvements

The landing and the walkway at the entrance to Heckart Lodge will be replaced to correct cross slope deficiencies and to provide compliant access to the facility.

Status: The project is expected to be completed by winter 2016.


Finley Hall Walkway Improvements

A walkway that goes from the Parking Garage to Finley Hall will be improved to correct cross slope deficiencies and provide improved access to the walk from the accessible parking spaces,

Status:  The project is expected to be completed by winter 2015.


Dearborn Hall Walkway Improvements

The walk that approaches Dearborn from the west will be improved to eliminate a lip at the edge of the breezeway.

Status:  The project is expected to be done fall 2015.


Truax Indoor Practice Facility /Prothro Field Walkway Improvements

The sidewalk along these facilities will be improved to correct cross slope deficiencies and provide improved access to the sidewalk from the accessible parking spaces,

Status:  The project is expected to be completed by summer 2016.


Valley Library Wudu

A pre-fabricated wudu unit was installed in an existing restroom at the Valley Library.  It was recessed into the concrete slab to make it accessible.  (Wudu is an Islamic procedure for washing body parts in preparation for prayer.)

Status:  The project was completed April, 2015


Cordley Hall Accessible Parking Improvements Project

A portion of the parking lot was improved to provide four fully accessible parking spaces, an accessible route to Campus Way, and better configured bicycle parking.

Status:  The project was completed March 2015.


Withycombe Hall Walkway Improvements

Improved pedestrian access across the driveway near Withycombe Hall.

Status:  The project was completed March, 2015

Infrastructure Improvements

In response to lighting concerns identified in the ASOSU Women’s Affairs Task force Report, CPD partnered with Facilities Services and ASOSU leadership to complete the Campus Way Lighting Project, which brought 18 new historic-style light poles along the north side of Campus Way between 30th and 35th Streets. Energy efficient and cost reducing lights were utilized. Shields were installed to deflect light away from plants that may be sensitive to extended light hours. This project utilized underground directional boring to minimize impact to local vegetation, which protected lawns, gardens and the gingko baloba trees in front of Weigand, which subsequently minimized impact for the people come to harvest the gingko baloba fruits.  

In spring 2015, the Washington Way Pocket Park project marked a new collaborative design concept focused on engaging the input from campus and community members in design for a pocket park in the vacant space left after construction of the 15th & Washington Way street improvements in 2014. Special attention was given towards promoting consideration of accessibility, sustainability, and diversity of opinion.  A series of public workshops, an informational website with feedback and comment capabilities, online surveys, and social media was utilized to engage, inform and garner community involvement. Based on the input from hundreds of responses, we will be implementing a design that reflect the desired and expected use of students, staff, faculty, and community members for construction to begin fall 2015.

Sustainability Improvement

Steam Renewal Project and Energy Conservation and Efficiency

The Steam Renewal Project will replace over 500 linear feet of condensate line at four sites, and nearly 300 feet has has already been replaced with the project.

The four sites brought a substantial amount of lost water and energy that will be resolved with the project.  Recapturing and recycling heated steam condensate water cuts down on resource costs to reheat new steam to campus at the Energy Center.

Site 1 – Facilities Shops condensate return:  A mostly disintegrated underground condensate line between FS shops and McAlexander Fieldhouse was noticed by the city, when their nearby water meter vault and fire hydrant were registering over 100 degrees F, above ground!  The condensate line had to be replaced, so the FS shops heat could remain operational.  The project replaced and re-plumbed the line overhead into the old heat plant, where it ties into an existing mainline that heads back across campus through the tunnel system to the Energy Center.

Site 2 – Cauthorn Hall/West Dining condensate return in Sackett Place: Another condensate line was discovered to be damaged, when it was found that superheated water was making its way into a nearby storm drain, creating steam that came out of manholes and catch basins nearby.  Our project dug and repaired several leaks where we thought the issues were, but once uncovered, the problem ended up being much larger than anticipated (see photo of pipes with holes in them).  The project trenched in Sackett Place down to Intramural Lane to replace the entirety of the damaged pipes.  With the pipework complete, the project successfully mitigated substantial amounts of heated water entering the storm drain and eventual outfall to Oak Creek.

Site 3 – Benton Annex: Upcoming work will replace a failing condensate line through the lawn south of Benton Hall, which connects the Annex to the walking tunnel system.

Site 4 – Wiegand Hall: Upcoming work will address condensate leaks found just outside the mechanical room underground.

This project demonstrates how investment in our aging infrastructure is not only necessary to maintain reliable service to the campus community, but can also have a substantial positive impact on our environment by halting heat pollution into our streams and reducing natural gas and water consumption at our on-campus power and steam  plant.

 

 

Integrating Reclaimed Wood into Campus Buildings

One of the striking features of the Oregon State University campus is the beautiful tree lined streets and pathways and tree canopies across campus. The Oregon State University campus is home to about 5,000 trees, and each year another thirty-five new trees are planted. Supporting our valuable resource, OSU has a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, celebrates Arbor Day, and has various service learning projects aimed at engaging students. And, OSU has received the Tree Campus USA Award for five years in a row, which recognizes our efforts in effectively managing our campus trees, developing connectivity with the community beyond campus borders to foster healthy, urban forests, and engaging students in leaning opportunities centered on campus and community forestry events.

Building upon the OSU focus on stewardship in the care of our campus trees, Capital Planning and Development has stepped forward to integrate reclaimed wood into several of our new construction projects.  It’s always difficult when a large tree dies or needs to be removed, but several trees will live on in their service to Beaver Nation, as tables, chairs and decorations.

In August 2012, a 100-foot, 50-year-old red oak on the MU Quad fell. The wood from this oak has been milled and will become furniture for the new Student Experience Center (SEC).  As Larrie Easterly, Project Manager for the SEC construction explains, “Because this was a naturally-growing tree, the grain in the wood is very unique and has a lot of character, which will make spectacularly beautiful furniture.”

Repurposing and integrating our OSU trees into the built environment has expanded since 2012. At the site where Johnson Hall will be built, there are two large black walnut trees that are diseased and need to be removed. Once these trees are removed, the wood will be milled to be integrated into furniture and wood design elements of Johnson Hall.  Similarly, elm trees that were removed for the construction of the SEC will be used in the meditation room at the SEC. Black walnut trees that were removed for the construction of the Centro Cultural César Chávez will become furniture for Centro Cultural César Chávez, MU, and the SEC.

 

LEED and Energy Efficient Design

Learning Innovation Center (LInC) – the Classroom Building Project 

With nearly 2,400 classroom seats, 600 informal learning spaces, a café, and home to our honors college and teaching and learning centers, the extraordinary capacity of the Classroom Building  makes this an extremely busy building with a huge circulation requirements with people entering and exiting constantly.  This project will achieve LEED Gold through an innovative strategy with the fundamental layout of the building.  The massive circulation areas that will also be very active with informal learning, groups study areas, napping, drinking coffee and hanging out will loop around the classrooms along the inside of the external walls.  This will allow the classrooms, where a comfortable temperature must be maintained, to not be directly exposed to the outside environment and to the effect of the constantly opened doors.  Circulation areas will be cooled and heated as separate zones using passive cooling from outside air, fans and passive heating from all the people and movement and computers and coffee.

Johnson Hall Project

Chilled water will be provided using excess capacity from the Kelley Engineering Building chillers.  This will also set the foundation for additional district chilled water systems in the future. Domestic water heating will be provided by a heat pump water heater, which improves overall energy use by 4% from the baseline building.

A physical wind model study provided data that will allow the settings for laboratory exhaust to vary with the wind conditions.  This provides large savings in both the fan energy for the exhaust and a reduction in exhausted heating and cooling.

Strand Ag Hall Renovation Project

Meeting LEED Silver standards, through this renovation project, Strand Agricultural Hall will be returned to its originally designed (1907) passive cooling.  Over the past 100 years of the building, remodels have sectioned off many parts of the building from outside air, lowered the ceilings and neglected full use of the double hung windows (even covering the upper portions with soffits)  – this lead to several small inefficient AC systems and dozens of window AC units.  The project will remove all but one of the AC systems and open up the interior architecture to expose all spaces to outside air, add ceiling fans, seal the walls around the windows for air-infiltration, restore (to full use) the windows (these are alternates not in the GMP budget) and remove or raise the ceilings.  We will also use the thermal mass of the concrete sheer walls and night flushing to keep the building cool in the warmer seasons. The steam heat system will be converted to a hot-water system, system controls will be added, and incandescent and older fluorescent lighting will be replaced with high efficiency lighting with occupancy sensors.

Project Archive

2015

Goss Stadium Expansion

 

Cascades Hall Renovation (Corvallis)

 

Strand Ag Renovation

Strand Ag renovation bought seismic safety, accessibility, modern systems and renewal to our one-hundred year old legacy building. 

Learning Innovation Center (LInC)

The Learning Innovation Center, (LInC) brought nearly 140,000 gross square feet of building space in a highly collaborative and student engaging one-of-a-kind classroom building that is also home to the University Honor College. The LInC brings much-needed classroom space to campus, including 2,300 classroom seats in auditorium and small classroom styles, as well as advanced arena and parliament styles to maximize student engagement. 

MU East Wing Renovation

 

Austin Hall

The 100,000-square-foot Austin Hall is home for the College of Business.

Pape Campanile (Bell Tower Expansion)

 

2014

 

Tebeau Hall

The five-floor, 76,400-square-foot Tebeeau Hall provides space to house approximately 324 students.

Hogg Animal Metabolism Lab

 

Native American Longhouse

The Native American Longhouse Eena Haws (NAL) brings 3,700 square feet of space to build a bridge of understanding between the regions' Tribes and visitors of all cultures; a hospitable environment and a source of support honoring the cultures of the first people of this land.

Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez

The Centro Cultural César Chavez, located between the parking garage and the CH2M-Hill Alumni Center, brings 3,500-square-feet of space to inform the community about issues central to the Chicano/Latino/Hispanic culture and heritage. 

Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center

The Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, located on Monroe Street near the intersection of 25th Street, brings 3,500 square feet of space to complement the academic program of studies and enriches the quality of campus life for African and African-American students at OSU.

Asian and Pacific Cultural Center

The Asian & Pacific Cultural Center, located just east of Austin Hall, brings 3,500-square foot of space to engage students and members of the community around the Asian and Pacific Islander experience.

Student Experience Center

Llocated just east of the Memorial Union, the four-story, 88,000-square-foot Student Experience Center is home for student organizations and student media. A glass-covered outdoor plaza connects the building to the east wing of the Memorial Union.

2013

Sports Performance Center II Basketball Practice Facility

The Basketball Practice Facility, adjacent to Gill Coliseum, brings 41,000 square feet that will be used by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Joyce Colin Furman Hall

The Furman Hall project fully renovated the building interior, while providing seismic safety and accessibility.  The project lovingly replaced the degraded stone exterior to a nearly perfect replication of the original construction

Beth Ray Center for Academic Support

The Beth Ray Center for Academic Support brings 29,000 square feet of space for providing academic support for student-athletes and the general student population.

OSU Beaver Store

 

Oldfield Aminal Teaching Facility

 

2012

INT’L Living Learning Center

 

Hallie Ford Center

 

Student Legacy Park

 

Nash Hall Systems Retrofit

The Nash Hall Renovation project upgraded over 107,000 gross square feet of building space to accommodate research, office, lab and teaching space for Fisheries and Wildlife, Genome Research, and Microbiology.  The project also substantially increased seismic safety of a once problematic structure

Whyte Track and Field Center

 

2011

Linus Pauling Science Center

Linus Pauling Science Center brings ultra-modern and efficient research laboratories to the College of Science and the Linus Pauling Institute.  The building is also home to an imaging suite, characterization lab, vivarium, teaching labs and an auditorium classroom – all shared facilities for the entire university. 

Energy Center

 

Onami MBI (HP)

 

2010

 

2009

Kearney Hall Renovation

Major renovations to Apperson Hall (now Kearny Hall) increased the safety, life and usefulness of iconic OSU buildings.

Goss Stadium Expansion

 

2008

Reser Stadium Phase II

 

Sports Performance Center

 

Vet Med Large Animal Hospital

 

2007

Gill Coliseum Renovation

 

2006

Reser Stadium Ph. I

 

Kelley Engineering Center

Kelley Engineering Center brings over 152,000 gross square feet of building space that has provided office, lab and teaching space for The College of Engineering.  This signature building for the College of Engineering has a four-story atrium, and is one of the greenest education buildings constructed.

Sacket Energy Savings

 

2005

OSU Parking Structure

 

Small Animal Hospital Facility

 

2004

Weatherford Hall Renovation

Major renovations to Weatherford Hall increased the safety, life and usefulness of iconic OSU buildings.

Goss Stadium Construction Project

The Goss Stadium Project bringa new locker room, coaches offices and a rooftop concessions area.

  • Funding source(s): Gifts $2,600,000
  • Construction Begin Date: Jul-14
  • Occupied January 2015. Certificate of Occupancy received.
  • Description of programs and benefits to OSU: new locker room and rooftop concessions area
  • New Building or renovation of old: new addition
  • Architect: DLR Group Architecture & Planning
  • General Contractor: Howard S. Wright Construction
  • Square Footage: 3500

Learning Innovation Center (LInC) - Classroom Building


In fall 2015, OSU opened the one-of-a-kind Learning Innovation Center (LInC).  Formerly the Classroom Building, the four-story, 134,000 square foot LInC brings 15 new classrooms, as well as 2,300 seats of formal teaching space and 640 seat of student-directed informal learning space.  The LInC introduces new styles of learning spaces that support collaboration and student participation, including Parliament and “In-The-Round” classroom designs.  

The LInC is home to the University Honors College (UHC) and the Integrated Learning Resource Center (ILRC), which co-locates the Center for Teaching and Learning and Academic Technology, including Media Services, Classroom Technology Services and Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC), creating a dynamic teaching and learning support center for OSU faculty and students.

 

This project achievec LEED Gold, through an innovative strategy with the fundamental layout of the building.

 

“Considerable thought and work went into designing the learning spaces in LinC to enhance student learning broadly, accommodate various learning styles, and promote collaborative learning.  In addition to providing much needed classroom capacity for our expanding student body, LinC provides a technology-rich and supportive learning environment for faculty and students.” -Sabah Randhawa, OSU provost and executive vice president.


"This is state of the art in every sense, while people are the centerpiece of the learning experience, the new spaces will allow faculty and students to use technology to further enhance their learning experience.” - Lois Brooks, OSU vice provost for Information Services.

 

Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center

The Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Construction Project brings 3,550 square feet  for a fun, safe and welcoming facility to compliment the academic program of studies and enrich the quality of campus life for African and African-American students at Oregon State University.
  • Funding source(s): Gifts, Student Fees, Operating Funds Total $2,400,000
  • Construction Begin Date: Sep-14
  • Will be occupied over Spring Break 2015. Certificate of Occupancy received.
  • Description of programs and benefits to OSU: Meeting, collaboration, support and offices
  • New Building or renovation of old: new building
  • Architect: Jones & Jones Architects
  • General Contractor: Andersen Construction
  • Square Footage: 3,396

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Strand Ag Hall Renovation Project


Strand Hall Renovation Project Summary

  • Total Project Budget: $24,870,000
  • Funding source(s): XI-G Bonds $6,586,000; XI-F1Q Bonds $4,847,000; Lottery Bonds $6,586,000; SELP Loans $6,851,000
  • Construction Begin Date: Fall-13
  • Move In Date: Fall-15
  • Description of programs and benefits to OSU: Remodel for seismic resilience and accessibility, code and energy upgrades.  Building will include 16 general purpose classrooms & College of Agricultural Science Deans office
  • New Building or renovation of old: renovation of old
  • Architect: Hennebery Eddy Architects
  • General Contractor: Hoffman Construction
  • Square Footage: 115,000
  • Grand Opening:  October 27, 2015

 

Since construction in 1909 - 1913 (the building was completed in three phases), this 115,000 sqaure foot classroom and office building has been home for numerous departments - with an on-going presence of the College of Agricultural Sciences.  The Strand Ag Renovation Project, which was completed in Fall 2015, brought significant improvments, including that have taken Stand Ag from one of the least accessbile buildings on campus to one of the most accessbilty.  Accessibility improvements include interior and exterior access ramps, the creation of four accessbily entrances, fully accessible bathrooms, and an elevator that now reaches the fourth floor. 

"The building truly showcases that when accessibility is considered throughout a project, the results are seamless, the features blend into the building – they are almost non-apparent. Contrast this with the former design where a big concrete ramp was introduced into a former window well, prominently segregating access into a separate entrance." - said Gabriel Merrell, OSU associate director of Diversity, Community Engagement, and Accessibility and deputy ADA coordinator. 

Renovation also brought about extensive seismic and energy upgrades and dramatic improvements to building accessibility.

“It’s a thrill to see this building restored and renewed far beyond its former glory.  Strand Ag Hall is now an open, accessible space; it’s a seismically safe place; and it’s a beautiful space to invite people to explore agricultural sciences.” - Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, Dan Arp

 

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Student Experience Center Construction Project

Student Experience Center Construction Project (SEC)The 89,640 sf Student Experience Center (SEC) brings space for student activities, clubs and government, a craft center, newspaper office and television studio.
  • Funding source(s): XI-F Bonds $43,600,000
  • Construction Begin Date: Sep-13 
  • Occupancy in progress. Canopy will be completed 03.27.15.  Certificate of Occupancy received for the building.
  • Description of programs and benefits to OSU: Student activities, clubs and government. Includes craft center, newspaper office and television studio
  • New Building or renovation of old: new building
  • Architect: OPSIS Architecture
  • General Contractor: Andersen Construction
  • Square Footage: 89,640

Student Experience Center Construction Project Images

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