Johnson Hall Grand Opening


On September 23, the Oregon State community celebrated the grand opening of Johnson Hall, the College of Engineering's newest facility and the home of the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering.

Enjoy photos from the afternoon. And take a peek inside the building

The 58,000-square-foot facility houses state-of-the-art research and teaching laboratories, lecture halls, and a center focused on improving recruitment and retention of engineering students.

At the grand opening ceremony, lead donors Rosalie and Peter ’55 Johnson were honored for their incredible generosity to the College of Engineering and the Oregon State community. The couple committed $7 million to begin construction on the new facility, leveraging an earlier gift of $10 million from an anonymous donor and $3 million in additional private funds, matched by $20 million in state funds.

“With this new state-of-the-art facility, faculty and students in our College of Engineering now have expanded opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching and research,” said President Ed Ray. "Thank you, Pete and Rosalie, for your long-standing commitment to OSU and your generous support of our engineering students and faculty."

OSU donors are transforming the face of our university and making a huge impact on the future of our state and our world. "As engineers and as educators, we talk about creating a better future,” said James Sweeney, Head of the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering and the James and Shirley Kuse Chair in Chemical Engineering. “The work being done here today at Johnson Hall will help make that future possible.”

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The School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering in OSU's College of Engineering emphasizes the integration of engineering principles and practice in a student-centered learning environment to provide work-ready graduates and technical solutions for a sustainable future. The school's research expenditures exceed an impressive $6.5 million per year. 

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