The capital renewal projects were prioritized using the following criteria:

  1. Is this project critical for the building to operate and for people to have access?
  2. Will this project contribute to student, faculty and staff success?
  3. Are there other matching funds available for this project?

Past State Bond Capital Renewal Projects

OSU received $32 million in state funding in May 2023, plus an additional $10 million for cost escalation for capital renewal associated with Cordley Hall and the PRAx.

  • Gilkey Hall Renovation ($7M)
  • LaSells Stewart Mechanical and Roof Renewal ($1M)
  • Cordley Hall Renovation ($5M)
  • Oak Creek Building Roof Replacement ($1.5M)
  • Milam Roof Replacement ($700,000)
  • ALS Mechanical Replacement ($4.7M)
  • Richardson Mechanical Replacement ($6.7M)
  • Washington Way Improvement Project ($4.7M) 
  • General Steam Line Replacement ($2.2M) 
  • Statewide Research Center Improvements ($2.2M) 
Improving Campus Access and Infrastructure - $4.9 million
  • Owen Hall classroom and accessibility upgrade 
  • Community Hall Slope Phase 1
  • Goss Stadium East Path of Travel Improvements
  • Tebeau Hall Steam Line Replacement
Improving Fire and Life Safety Systems - $700,000
  • Autzen House roof, ADA access, and fire and life safety systems


Improving Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Systems - $5.36 million
  • LaSells Stewart HVAC and roof renewal 
  • Burt Hall CRAC system replacement
Improving Building Systems -$10.35 million

Roof Renewals 

  • Dryden Hall roof replacement 
  • Milam Hall roof replacement 
  • Valley Library roof replacement 

Elevator Renewals 

  • Rogers Hall elevator renewal (as part of Graf Hall Project) 
Statewide Research Center Improvements - $2 million


Improving Campus Access - $2.7 million
  • Community Hall slope accessibility - Phase 1
  • Accessibility barrier removal
  • Elevator replacement - to be determined


Improving Fire and Life Safety Systems and Structural Resilience - $8.3 million
  • Cascade Hall fire alarms and sprinklers and seismic strengthening
  • Cordley Hall fire alarms and sprinklers, lighting and classroom upgrades for 1109
  • Burt Hall fire alarms and sprinklers
  • Hatfield Marine Science Center upgrades - visitor center
Improving Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Systems - $2.7 million
  • District chiller plant (replaces chillers for Burt Complex - trade with E&G funds)
  • Alumni Center rooftop units 
  • Standby power program for Gilbert and Wiegand Halls
Improving Utilities and Site Work - $2 million
  • Street improvement and renewal program 
  • Exterior lighting improvement and renewal program


Improving Building Systems - $350,000
  • Autzen Hall roof

Reserves - $1 million


Improving Building Systems - $8.6 million
  • Roof replacement and/or repairs on Agricultural & Life Sciences Building and Burt (North), Richardson, Bates, Snell and Cordley Halls ($4.3 million)
  • Elevators in Kerr Administration Building and Nash and Owens Halls ($860K)
  • Freight elevator in Nash Hall ($900K)
  • Windows replacement and/or repair in Cordley Hall ($1.5 million)
  • Heckart Lodge renovation ($1 million)
Improving Utilities and Site Work - $3.4 million
  • Steam distribution and utility tunnel improvements/upgrade ($945K)
  • Campus-wide infrastructure improvements ($1K)
  • Standby power program ($1 million)
  • Storm utility improvements at 30th Street and Western Way ($275K)
  • Street improvement program ($600K)
  • Campus lighting safety improvements ($600K)
Improving Campus Access - $1.6 million
  • Building access improvements in Snell, Bexell, and Graf Halls and Gilbert Hall 124/224 Classrooms ($1.1 million)
  • General campus access improvements ($500K)
Improving Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Systems - $1.3 million
  • Air compressor repair and reverse osmosis water purification systems upgrade in Agricultural & Life Sciences Building ($100K)
  • Unity HVAC control unit for Pharmacy and Burt, Wilkinson and Cordley Halls ($499K)
  • Reverse osmosis water purification systems replacement in Burt Hall and Pharmacy ($51K)
  • Cooling tower repair in Withycombe Hall ($360K)
  • Replaced rooftop HVAC units in Jefferson Street Building ($287K)
  • Flooring in Oak Creek West ($7K)
Improving Fire and Life Safety Systems - $2 million
  • Exhaust upgrade in Agricultural & Life Sciences Building ($5K)
  • Exterior fire escape upgrades for Benton Hall, Autzen House and Pharmacy ($75K)
  • Fire sprinklers in Merryfield Hall ($100K)
  • Fire alarm in Snell Hall ($2K)
  • ASMC campus safety data head end ($1 million)
  • Tanks safety in Hatfield Marine Science Center Visitor Center ($820K)
Renewing our Classrooms, Units or Programs - $6.5 million
  • Classroom, access and hallways improvement for Gilbert Hall 124/224 Classrooms, Gilbert Hall Addition Teaching Lab and Graf Hall ($6.1 million)
  • Infrastructure and renewal improvements for Hatfield Marine Science Center ($416K)
  • Gill Plaza renewal ($650K)