Oregon Sustainability Center

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Summer Plans

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Mark Edlen of GED presents at the well-attended OSC Open House. (click on photo to enlarge)

Thank you to everyone who attended last week’s open house at PSU, which very nearly filled the annex of Shattuck Hall.

With introductions by Mayor Sam Adams, PSU President Wim Wiewel, Jim Francesconi of the Oregon State Board of Higher Education, and the Governor’s Sustainability Advisor David Van’t Hof, and presentations by Mark Edlen of Gerding Edlen Development, Andrea Durbin of OLBI, Jennifer Allen of PSU and the OSC research team, and Lisa Petterson (SERA) and Kyle Andersen (GBD) of the design team, there was plenty to discuss when the program later dispersed into smaller, focused clusters of Q&A.

If you missed the event, you can download the presentations here.

Following the intensity of the 90-day feasibility study, the summer months will be a period of relative calm. Over the next few months, the OSC team will hit a slower stride in order to focus on very specific aspects of the project, including:

  • an in-depth analysis of building costs
  • development of the leasing and ownership structures
  • a continuation of fundraising efforts
  • initiation of the schematic design (aka Phase Two), scheduled to begin this Fall

In the meantime, this blog will remain live and open for comment. Posts will be less frequent, but if and when events arise and decisions emerge, we’ll be sure to share.

Thank you for your ongoing interest in the Oregon Sustainability Center. Enjoy the summer, and stay tuned for Phase Two.

– The OSC Team

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