Public‑Private Partnership Conference & Expo 2022

March 2, 2021

We look forward to sharing how an integrated process can result in achieving mass timber and Net-Zero goals within budget at the P3 Conference March 14-16 in Dallas, Texas. Learn more about the Conference and register, here.

Mass Timber Buildings: A New Approach to Sustainability and Net Zero Campus Expansion

Tuesday, March 15 | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Recognizing the increasing importance a Net Zero approach plays in reducing operating costs in P3 delivery and the increasing coalition participation of institutions pledging to attain net-zero carbon emissions, recent success demonstrates how integrated delivery can meet those goals. As the first building to engage a dramatic reclaimed pumice mine acquired for a future Net Zero campus expansion, the expectations were high for Oregon State University – Cascades’ Edward J. Ray Hall. The project identified three goals for the project: develop a flexible and adaptable prototype for the future, demonstrate the campus’s Net Zero energy goal, and incorporate meaningful use of a mass timber structure. The joint team of Swinerton and SRG developed an integrated strategy that found creative ways to meet these goals and exceed the University’s expectations.


  • Lisa Petterson, AIA, Principal, SRG Partnership, Inc.
  • William Silva, Director of Preconstruction, Swinerton
  • Jarrod Penttila, Construction Project Manager, Oregon State University – Cascades