New classroom building transforms student learning through cutting-edge technology, design


Oregon State University’s newest building is a 134,000-square-foot tour de force of innovation, featuring classrooms designed to accommodate various learning styles and enhance the student experience.

Built to serve a quarter of the student population daily, the Learning Innovation Center — known as the LInC — features two arena-style classrooms that offer a more intimate space where faculty can roam and engage students directly, even in large courses. Besides 2,300 seats of formal teaching space, the LInC also has 640 seats of student-directed informal learning space.

A new home for the Honors College

The Oregon State University Honors College has relocated to the top floor of the LInC, including four dedicated classrooms. Dean Toni Doolen says the location in a heavily trafficked student building will raise the visibility of the fast-growing Honors College.

“Being in the new space really highlights the importance of the Honors College and its students to all of campus,” Doolen says. “And our faculty like to pioneer curriculum and learning technology in their honors courses, which makes this new space a perfect fit for us.”

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