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OSU Buildings Histories in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Building History

A color image of the Peavy Forest Science Center

Peavy Forest Science Center (PFSC) was built to replace Peavy Hall and opened in 2020 The PFSC provides classroom, lab, and meeting space for the College of Forestry. Its frame is made from wood grown in Oregon, and its exterior is made from acetylated wood. The building is the first in North America to use Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) with a post tensioning system that allows the walls to shift naturally and be more earthquake-resistant. Sensors have been installed around the building to monitor and study it. Just outside the building is an arboretum featuring native trees.

General Information


3100 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97333

Architect Michael Green Architecture
Year Built 2016-2020
Renovations N/A
Square Footage  83,000
Purpose/Usage College of Forestry classrooms, lab space, and arboretum
Previous Name(s) N/A
Namesake George W. Peavy, Forestry's first Dean and the seventh President of the University 
Historic District No
Blueprints No

Facilities Services Records, 1888-2003. Series XX:  Campus, Farm, and Property Maps, 1899-1990. Campus and Farm Maps: 3-A

Oregon State University Campus Maps, 1894-1994

Photographs No


Further Archival Information

Because the Peavy Forest Science Center was constructed so recently, little archival information exists.

Oregon Digital: A search for Peavy Forest Science Center returns a few textual materials.