Cordley Hall is one of the largest teaching and lab buildings on the Corvallis campus and has not been comprehensively renovated in the 70 years since it was built. Cordley serves thousands of undergraduate students each year and provides lab space for important and groundbreaking research. Faculty working at Cordley include a member of the National Academy of Science, nine Distinguished Professors and two of the most cited researchers in the world. Over the last 5 years, research at Cordley has recieved more than $56 million in grant funding.
During the 2021 legislative session, we are requesting $86 million in state bonds, matched by $57 million in university bonds. The legislature already approved $15 million in bonds for the first phase of this project in 2017.