The planned US$60m complex will include new spaces for research and teaching, as well as renovating the existing spaces.
The school also wants to double enrolment to 2000 students, saying there is a demand for more trained foresters.

The goal is a 2,322m2 facility with computer-controlled and robotic manufacturing systems and a pilot plant designed as a learning laboratory for students.

The complex will feature a structure made out of the timber products they are working to create and perfect.

State officials are promoting Oregon as in a prime position to take the lead in wood based materials for large-scale construction.

At the forefront of that effort is cross laminated timber, which is touted to be as strong as concrete and steel, but more sustainable and efficient to use.