• Photo courtesy of Lara Swimmer.

  • Photo courtesy of Lara Swimmer.

Austin Hall, Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Project Categories

Higher education

Business Type

Higher-education classroom building with office space


100,000 square feet

PAE provided mechanical systems design, as well as energy and airflow studies, for this new 4-story business school with high tech classrooms and auditoriums and student resource spaces. Luma provided lighting design and daylighting studies.




Oregon State University

LEED Gold equivalent


Percent better energy efficiency

than Oregon code requirements


Progress Report

LEED Gold equivalency
Achieved 25% energy efficiency

Special features

  • Night flush ventilation
  • Radiant ceiling panels
  • Dedicated outside air systems with heat recovery
  • Optimized envelope design
  • Thermal mass energy storage
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • Daylighting and energy-efficient LED lighting
  • Task/ambient approach to lighting of open public spaces
  • Custom lighting integration with radiant panels in classrooms