Forest Science Complex Construction Begins


OSU welcomed Gov. Kate Brown and a “who’s who” of forest industry leaders at the construction launch celebration of the Oregon Forest Science Complex on October 29.

"We’re breaking ground not just of a building but of the future of forestry," said Allyn Ford, chairman of the board of directors for Roseburg Forest Products. He noted the breadth of industry support for the initiative, which will support the college’s growth in enrollment as well as product innovation. "Whether you’re part of a small family operation or a large corporation – we’re all in this together."

You can read more about the celebration or view photos. Animated architectural renderings of the new Peavy Hall and the A. A. “Red” Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory are also available.

OSU is raising $35 million from philanthropic sources for the initiative, to be combined with $29.7 million in state bonds. Donors giving $25,000 or more may be recognized with a room or other architectural space inside the complex named in their honor, in accordance with university naming policies.