• Photo courtesy of Lincoln Barbour Photography.

International Living Learning Center, Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Project Categories

High-performing buildings, Housing + hospitality, and Higher education

Business Type

Higher-education residential and classroom building

Size

152,000 square feet

Architect

Mahlum Architects

Owner

Oregon State University in collaboration with INTO University Partnerships

PAE Role

Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering

Building analysis and modeling

Technology design

Architectural lighting design

30

Percent better energy efficiency

than code requirements

30

Percent better water efficiency

than code requirements

Sustainability

Certifications

  • SEED

Progress Report

Achieved 30% energy efficiency
Achieved 30% potable water efficiency

Special features

  • Radiant heating and cooling panels
  • 26 highly technical classrooms with interactive whiteboards, and webcasting/distance learning capabilities
  • Solar thermal hot-water heating
  • Heat-recovery ventilation
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • 356 student beds
  • Window switches that turn off heating when windows are open