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Oregon State University (OSU) Cascades Edward J. Ray Hall

Bend, OR
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    Mass Timber

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With seven classrooms, 12 laboratories and a mix of collaborative and quiet spaces, Edward J. Ray Hall will serve as the prototype for Oregon State University’s future campus expansion. The building, which houses classes for the university’s rapidly growing science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) programs, combines sustainable design with flexible academic spaces that can be adapted to meet future needs. Located on OSU’s campus in Bend, Edward J. Ray Hall features a glulam post-and-beam frame with CLT floor and roof panels. The design team specified E-rated CLT, which allowed them to use 3-ply instead of 5-ply panels and saved $5 to $10 a square foot. Designed to meet net zero energy standards, the structure reinforces OSU Cascades’ strong commitment to sustainability. Lumber used to produce the CLT panels came from small-diameter logs primarily harvested from thinning and other forest restoration operations, adding to the environmental advantages. Mass timber creates a warm and inviting space for students while meeting the budget, functionality, and sustainability goals of the university.

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    Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), Glue-Laminated Timber (GLT or glulam)

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