• Image courtesy of Josh Partee

  • Image courtesy of Josh Partee

Tykeson Hall, Oregon State University

Bend, OR

Project Categories

Higher education

Business Type

Higher education academic building


45,700 square feet

The first academic building on Oregon State’s Cascade campus in Bend, Tykeson Hall holds a learning studio, science and engineering labs, a computer lab, learning commons, administrative offices, and student life center. It serves as the main academic center for the 10-acre campus.


Bora Architects


Oregon State University


Fortis Construction

Special features

  • Operable windows for excellent natural ventilation and the ability to control thermal comfort.

  • Optimal daylighting allows natural light into every hallway and classroom for energy efficiency and occupant health.

  • High performance envelope including triple glazed windows, R-50 roof insulation and R-30 wall insulation for higher heat resistance.

  • Net Zero Ready, with energy efficient MEP systems for easy maintenance and lower cost.

  • Locally sourced materials include furnishings from wood, and exterior and interior cedar wood accents that blend seamlessly with mechanical systems.