Knight Campus moves to design phase
EUGENE, Ore. – The Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is moving into the design phase.
Planners will explore the building spaces before the structures are built, according to Patrick Phillips, acting executive director of the Knight Campus.
“We have just completed our conceptual design phase, which means we have a good idea of how the building will fit on our available site, as well as general agreement on the activities that will be able to be accommodated within these research-intensive buildings,” Phillips wrote.
Last week, the University of Oregon announced it had closed on a primary property for the $1 billion project.
The project began in fall of 2016 when Phil and Penny Knight donated $500 million to fund the campus.
The two campus buildings are slated to open in the first half of 2020.
Phillips said architects, designers and stakeholders have discussed sustainable building practices, loading docks, and transportation needs in the last three months.
“The design process has been an amazing experience thus far, and I am very excited about how closely our dreams match the available reality at this stage of our planning,” he said.
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