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