142 Years Old and Still Going Strong

January 12th, 2011

If you’ve walked around campus lately, you have probably noticed that there’s a lot of construction going on. There are currently 12 construction projects, including the addition of 3 new buildings. Here is an update of current and upcoming projects:

Linus Pauling Center

Linus Pauling Center

The Linus Pauling Center is located at the corner f 30th Street and Campus Way and will house the Linus Pauling Institute and the Department of Chemistry. It is scheduled to be completed this summer.

INTO-OSU’s Living Learning Center will be the 14th residence hall on campus. The residence hall will serve as the new home for 350 international and domestic students, as well as additional offices, classrooms, a coffee shop, and a convenience store. This new residence hall is located on the south end of campus off of Western Boulevard. INTO-OSU Living Learning Center is scheduled to be completed by the start of the new school year.

University Housing and Dining Services has also announced that they have started the process in adding another residence hall to the east end of campus, on the corner of 13th and Adams Ave. The new hall will serve as a multipurpose facility, house about 250 students, and is anticipated to reach the equivalent of a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Silver rating of sustainability.

Rendering of the Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families

Rendering of the Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families

Located on the corner of 26th and Campus Way, the Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families will be part of the College of Health and Human Sciences and will support research and outreach programs “focused on the human lifespan, with a special emphasis on the physical, mental, and behavior health of children.” The new Center is scheduled to be completed this summer.

Outdoor Recreation Complex

Outdoor Recreation Complex

OSU is building a new Outdoor Recreation Complex which will include 2 synthetic turf fields with lighting for night use, new outdoor tennis courts, a plaza area with restrooms and a storage shelter, a running path, and an open area for recreational park use.

McAlexander Fieldhouse is also undergoing an interior renovation. The indoor turf field and courts will be redone with an improved surface area, a new climbing wall and skills-building course will be added, along with a check-in desk, classroom, workroom-office, storage, custodial spaces, and general improvements to better manage the use of space. Both projects are scheduled to be completed in the fall.

What’s really cool about the majority of these projects is that you can view them either live or with a time lapse via webcam by clicking here.

In addition to these major projects, there are numerous renovations happening around campus. Nash Hall and Education Hall are receiving seismic upgrades and the continuing expansion of Goss Stadium is an example of Oregon State’s growth.

Please feel free to visit campus and check out all the new and exciting improvements!

To read more: http://democratherald.com/news/local/article_d3b1a126-1638-11e0-83df-001cc4c03286.html



One response to “142 Years Old and Still Going Strong”

  1. Ben Green says:

    I am so excited to see the growth there on campus.

    It is really awesome to see everything just explode!

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