Knight Campus Phase 2 Concept and Planning Stage Presented

Knight Campus Phase 2

The Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact has launched Phase 2, enabling the University of Oregon to further expand its bioengineering and applied scientific research and training with additional students, faculty members and, ultimately, a second building. We have partnered with ZGF Architects and Hoffman Construction, both Portland based companies, on Building 2 and are currently in design phases. We expect construction to begin in 2023 and occupancy in mid to late 2025.

Phase 2 site

The current vision for Building 2 is for a 175,000-square-foot, multi-story bioengineering and applied science research building to support additional research programs and facilities. The building will be located across the Millrace to the north of Building 1 on approximately two acres along Riverfront Research Parkway. Phase 2 is made possible by a second $500 million gift from Penny and Phil Knight for the campus bearing their names.

Leadership within Campus Planning and Facilities Management, the College of Design, and the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact 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, such as the Urban Farm.

Knight Campus Phase 2 Timeline

    DUE 2022

    Schematic design complete/Formal design revealed


    JANUARY 2023


    MAY 2024

    Building topping out

    FALL 2025

    Occupancy expected