OSU Cascades – New campus building makes meaningful use of mass timber
Edward J. Ray Hall – Bend, OR
Corvallis-based Oregon State University demonstrated their commitment to becoming a model for sustainability by locating the new 128-acre campus on the site of a reclaimed pumice mine and former landfill, and by setting goals for new facilities to meet net zero energy design standards. With Edward J. Ray Hall—a new building for the university’s rapidly growing STEAM programs—regionally sourced mass timber plays a meaningful role in the realization and long-term benefits of their sustainability requirements. Seven classrooms, 12 laboratories, and a mix of collaborative and quiet spaces make up the four-story mass timber structure, which features a glulam post-and-beam frame with CLT floor and roof panels.