OSU-Cascades’ second academic building will serve the STEAM disciplines of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. It was made possible thanks to a $5 million gift from an anonymous donor, a $1 million gift from Charles McGrath, founder and president of Grace-Bio Labs, and gifts from other generous donors, all of whom contributed $10 million to match state funding. The total cost of the new building is $49 million.
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AB2 will be located across the campus roadway from Tykeson Hall. From the north face of the building, students will walk out to a cascading plaza, within view of a campus amphitheater and oval green for playing, gathering and events.
AB2 is a model for the next generation of campus buildings, providing a flexible and adaptable internal framework for our expanding and evolving academic programs. It leverages the unique topography and high desert setting, creating dynamic indoor/outdoor spaces.