Coming Fall 2021

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 $9 million to match state funding.

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Location

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.

Features

  • 50,000 sq. ft.
  • 4 levels
  • Learning spaces that support interactive and collaborative engagement
  • Specialized classrooms for curriculum-specific teaching and equipment
  • Laboratories and engineering teaching spaces
  • Maker spaces for art, computer science, engineering and outdoor product programs
  • Collaborative spaces for informal and formal studying
  • Quiet spaces for faculty and student conversations
  • Office spaces

Architectural Design

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.

Sustainability

  • The building is designed to help achieve campus net zero energy, water and waste goals
  • Exterior shading system
  • Solar and geo-exchange ready
  • Radiant heating and cooling
  • Active and passive systems to reduce energy use
  • Gray water storage for potable reuse