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Austin Hall College of Business

Project Info

Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon
100,000 sf
Completed in 2014

Austin Hall is the new home for OSU’s College of Business. Focusing on entrepreneurism, family business programs, and Oregon values, the new facility supports the College of Business’ mission to prepare profession-ready graduates to lead in an innovative economy. By creating a welcoming building with a Northwest feel, the facility is designed to embody the authentic character of Oregon State that inspires students and faculty.

The four-story building is comprised of classrooms, a 250-seat auditorium, collaborative team rooms, faculty offices, the Dean’s Suite and boardroom, a Research Suite, computer labs, a café, an events room with a catering kitchen, and a large commons area. The building interiors are connected both vertically and horizontally, creating a network of dynamic spaces to inspire collaboration while also honoring individual work. Located within a National Historic District, the design for Austin Hall respects the historic character of the OSU campus, and will be part of a new Quad for the University.

Sustainable Design Highlights:
Austin Hall is LEED Gold equivalent. Sustainable features include:
  • Night flush ventilation
  • Radiant ceiling panels
  • Dedicated outside air systems with heat recovery
  • Optimized envelope design
  • Thermal mass energy storage
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • Daylighting and energy-efficient LED lighting
  • Task/ambient approach to lighting of open public spaces
  • Custom lighting integration with radiant panels in classrooms