Oregon State University INTO Program

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Site specific yet international.

Oregon State University’s quickly expanding international education program, INTO, required the quick design and renovation of an existing campus service building. We met this challenge by blending together the users, the building, and context to inform our architectural direction. We wanted the spaces to feel open, yet intimate to serve students from all over the globe.

A stimulating learning environment

An open, central student lounge is at the heart of the project, providing study space and plenty of room for gathering.

Oregon State University INTO Program

Ample daylighting

Daylighting is vital for a healthy learning environment. Ample amounts were achieved through six generous skylights in the central student lounge.

Holst approached the project understanding that learning was constant throughout students’ time in the INTO program. Public spaces, such as the student lounge, lobby, and corridors were given as much attention as the traditional classroom environments. The space achieves the client’s programmatic and pedagogical requirements while eliciting a range of visually stimulating and calming environments where appropriate.


Oregon State University


Corvallis, OR




16,000 sq. ft.