Knight Campus Phase 2 Concept and Planning Stage Presented

Knight Campus Phase 2


Artist's rendering of Knight Campus Phase 2 from the south


Phase 2 of the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact's evolution of development is now underway. The transformative, human-centered design of Phase 1 will carry over into Building 2, a 180,000-square-foot, multi-story bioengineering and applied science research building located on two acres along Riverfront Research Parkway. It will double the campus’ capacity for research and development of new biomedical technologies with additional space for our expanding academic programs, spin spaces to incubate new startup companies and a state-of-the-art new core facility with the latest tools to create and study cells and tissues that enable new avenues in medical diagnostics and personalized medicine.

Phase 2 is made possible by a second $500 million gift from Penny and Phil Knight for the campus bearing their names. Additionally, the Oregon legislature has approved $10 million to support cutting-edge technologies in Knight Campus building 2. For example, state investment will support the build-out of a real-time, machine-learning fueled integrated tissue characterization and bioprinting facility. This will catalyze research to better understand the interactions of cells within tissues and to construct tissues and organs that open new avenues in personalized medicine.

Leadership within Campus Planning and Facilities Management, the College of Design, and the Knight Campus are working closely to minimize and mitigate impacts of Phase 2 of the Knight Campus on the surrounding areas. This includes efforts to preserve as many trees as possible. The Knight Campus project team is working within the established, university-wide Campus Plan and Physical Framework Vision Project, which identifies open spaces and spaces designated for specific uses.



Knight Campus Phase 2 Timeline


    DUE 2022

    Schematic design complete/Formal design revealed


    JANUARY 2023


    MAY 2024

    Building topping out

    FALL 2025

    Occupancy expected