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Preparing a Campus Icon for the Next 100 Years of Service

Strand Agriculture Hall Renovation

A Hoffman team draws on extensive higher education campus experience to deliver a sensitive renovation of a century-old OSU building. Working in a prominent, highly visible location without disrupting students’ daily life, the team performed seismic upgrades, ADA improvements, and overall modernization of an iconic campus building.

Working in a busy location between the two most prominent quads on the OSU campus, Hoffman’s renovation of 102-year-old Strand Agriculture Hall improved safety, accessibility, materials, and energy efficiency to prepare the building for another hundred years of service. Hoffman installed A/V systems in all the classrooms, along with wireless access points, video projection equipment, and other important features of the modern classroom. Seismic upgrades to the building included brick masonry walls reinforced with steel bars, epoxied rebar ties, and 8”-12” shotcrete walls to stabilize the building’s exterior. In addition to the seismic changes, the building now surpasses ADA requirements. The 116,000 SF building now has four accessible entrances with new gently integrated walkways and a new interior elevator that reaches the top floor.

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Oregon State University


Hennebery Eddy


Corvallis, OR





2016 DeMuro Award — Restore Oregon

2016 Corvallis Historic Preservation Award — City of Corvallis Historic Resources Commission

2016 Historic Preservation Certificate of Merit — Corvallis Historic Resources Commission

2016 Outstanding Project Of The Year — NWCB

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