Oregon State University, Arts and Education Complex

Corvallis, Oregon, USA

Oregon State University’s new 49,000 square foot Arts and Education Complex integrates programs in music, theatre, digital communications, and the visual arts. It includes an acoustically superior 500-seat concert hall and a smaller, reconfigurable theatre that will serve the university’s production, rehearsal, and teaching needs. Both spaces do double duty—they’re places for performance as well as instruction, so we designed them with the learning process in mind. They prioritize learning through performance for all students, no matter what their discipline, moving the university from a STEM to STEAM education model.

Oregon State University Arts and Education Complex
Credit: Holst Architecture
Credit: Holst Architecture
Credit: Holst Architecture
Owner

Oregon State University

Architect

Holst Architecture

Users

Oregon State University

Seat count

200, 500

Construction type

New construction

Theatre type

Educational, Concert hall, Flexible theatre

Services

Concept design, theatre planning, and theatre equipment design and specification

Completion

2023

Oregon State University Arts and Education Complex
Credit: Holst Architecture