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Oregon State University Learning Innovation Center (LInC)

Our design of this forward-thinking facility places students at the forefront

  • 126K

    Square Feet

  • LEED

    Certified Silver

  • $65M

    Construction Value

  • Corvallis, Oregon

    Corvallis, Oregon

Creating spaces for collaboration and encouraging student participation

Oregon State University was facing a dilemma—they had lots of students, but lecture halls were too big and impersonal to create the same learning outcomes as more intimate classrooms. We were challenged to collaborate and create a learning environment that could hold large amounts of people but keep students feeling central. Less like a number, and more like a person.

Introducing styles of learning spaces that support collaboration and student participation, we were the was the audiovisual, acoustic, technology, lighting and electrical design partner for this new 130,000 square foot Learning Innovation Center. Arena classrooms were designed, placing desks around the center of the room and increasing the proximity between students and the instructor. These large classrooms are supported by a centralized control room for technician assistance as well as classroom capture and streaming, and a green screen room was designed to allow faculty to create classroom content with two editing suites and an isolation booth for audio recording.

This facility includes 16 classrooms with over 2,900 seats throughout, and made space for over 600 students to study and collaborate. With the addition of the Learning Innovation Center, Oregon State University is now ready for the next 15 years of growth.

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Meet Our Team

Lauren MacLeod, Principal, Lighting Design

Who hasn’t sat in awe of light reflecting on water or filtering through trees? Light inspires us. It creates life and stimulates the spirit.

Alison Fiedler, Associate, Lighting Designer

I strive to always put my relationships with my clients first. If we aren’t on the same page, we won’t work well together.
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Tara Damschen, Associate, Acoustics

Acoustical consulting can prevent unwanted noise or use sound to enhance the experience of a space. Like color and texture, the acoustics of a space can be an expression of its character to deepen the users’ experience.

Basel Jurdy, Principal, Discipline Lead - Acoustics & Vibration

Acoustic design creates an auditory signature that marries architecture with function―invoking a sensory experience and emotional response that connects people to place.
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Tod Moore, Principal, Discipline Lead, Information & Communication Technology

At the end of the day, seeing the magic of technology transform the lives of people for the better is the best reward one could hope for from a project.
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Lauren MacLeod

Principal, Lighting Design

Alison Fiedler

Associate, Lighting Designer

Tara  Damschen

Associate, Acoustics

Basel Jurdy

Principal, Discipline Lead - Acoustics & Vibration

Tod Moore

Principal, Discipline Lead, Information & Communication Technology

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