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Groundbreakings: Boise State University, University of Oregon, Boston University

University Business, June 2018
  • At Boise State University's Micron Center for Materials Research, students and faculty will have access to 40 research laboratories and other spaces.
  • The University of Oregon's Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is expected to generate 750 new jobs and add $80 million in annual statewide economic benefits.
  • The phased renovation and expansion of Boston University's Goldman School of Dental Medicine will reconfigure the school’s entryway and various learning spaces.

Micron Center for Materials Research

Boise State University (Idaho)

Students and faculty will have access to 40 research laboratories and other spaces in this new science facility.

Size: Three stories; 85,000 square feet

Features: Offices, two 80-seat classrooms, 250-seat lecture hall, teaching and work spaces

Anticipated cost: $50 million

Expected completion: Spring 2020

Project team: Lead contractor: Hoffman Construction (Ore.); contractors: Hummel Architects (Idaho), Anderson Mason Dale Architects (Colo.)

Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact

University of Oregon

The university will complete the first part of its new campus—which is expected to generate 750 new jobs and add $80 million in annual statewide economic benefits—in early 2020.

Size: About 3.5 acres, with a $225 million, 160-square-foot building as phase one

Features: Will house 30 principal researchers and teams

Anticipated cost: $1 billion

Expected completion: 2028

Project team: General contractor: Hoffman Construction (Ore.); design team: Ennead Architects (N.Y.), Bora Architects (Ore.)

Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Boston University

This phased renovation and expansion will reconfigure the school’s entryway and various learning spaces.

Size: 53,100-square-foot renovation; 41,900-square-foot expansion

Features: 60 percent increase in clinical space, new 140-seat auditorium, lounge, café and study areas

Expected completion: December 2020

Anticipated cost: $112 million

Project team: Lead contractor: Shawmut Design and Construction (Massachusetts); project manager: Compass Project Management (Massachusetts); architect: SmithGroupJJR (Massachusetts)