Building 2

An aerial perspective rendering of two modern buildings


Knight Campus Building 2

Designed by Portland-based ZGF Architects, Knight Campus Building 2 will double the campus’ capacity for research and development of new biomedical technologies with additional room for its expanding academic programs.

“Building 2 will enable us to grow our critical mass of talent and encourage the convergence of science, technology, and people,” said Robert Guldberg, Vice President and Robert and Leona DeArmond Executive Director. “Building 2 puts the “Campus” in Knight Campus creating the space for engineering with an emphasis on meeting the needs of engineering students who will train there to become the biomedical innovators of tomorrow.”

Scheduled to open in 2026, the new building emphasizes engineering research and training with amenities that include a student maker space for students to learn, prototype and test their inventions. It is expected to house 20-23 research groups focused on bioengineering and biomedical computational science.

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Construction Webcam

You can keep up with construction happening in real-time for Building 2! Check out our live construction feed to see our new building's progress every day.

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Titanium molds, micro 3d prints and other scaffolds alongside artist rendering of Building 2 exterior
Inspired Design

The exterior of Building 2 takes inspiration from the faceted façade of Building 1 and the elegant, biomaterial scaffolding created in Knight Campus labs including the graceful custom implants from the Guldberg Lab and the intricate micro 3D scaffolds from the Dalton Lab


Knight Campus Undergraduate Scholar Ethan Dinh posing against a gray sky
Building 2 — Student Impact

"The second Knight Campus building, with its emphasis on research and development of biomedical technologies, will further my training and help me achieve my career goal of teaching and conducting research to improve patient care by leveraging machine learning predictive algorithms."

— Ethan Dinh, Knight Campus Undergraduate Scholar and recent Goldwater Scholarship recipient


Knight Campus Building 2 Timeline


    April 2023


    May 2023

    Full design reveal

    July 2023

    Construction crane up

    Summer 2024

    Building topped

    Spring 2026


Artist's rendering of experimental lab

Artist rendering of Building 2 experimental lab

Building 2 Construction Underway

Construction has begun on the second building in the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, a 185,000-square-foot, multi-story bioengineering and applied science research facility located along Riverfront Research Parkway.

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Watch the Reveal Presentation

The full video of Executive Director Bob Guldberg's remarks on Building 2.

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