When scoping their new campus buildings, the Faculty of Forestry at Oregon State University were set on making a statement about the use of wood products in large scale, high performance building design.
The buildings, designed by Michael Green Architects and built by Andersen Construction, are the primary teaching and faculty building and an open plan structural testing building.
The three-story teaching building has a footprint of 80,687ft2 and has a unique exterior combination of glass and Accoya wood, on a cross-laminated timber structure fabricated by D.R. Johnson. The building aptly demonstrates the opportunity that exists for large scale, high performance wood buildings in North America.