Groundbreaking for Phil and Penny Knight Campus

On Friday, the public is invited to attend the groundbreaking of the new Phil and Penny Knight Campus.

Posted: Mar. 1, 2018 6:24 PM
Updated: Mar. 1, 2018 6:37 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – The public is invited to a groundbreaking on Friday for the new Phil and Penny Knight Campus at the University of Oregon campus.

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Over the next 10 years, the campus will house about 30 researchers and their teams, generating 750 new jobs.

Cutting-edge labs are expected to attract top researchers in scientific fields new to the UO, like bio-engineers, computational scientists and immunologists.

The entire project was made possible by a $500 million lead gift from Phil and Penny Knight. The first phase, a 160,000 square-foot facility is scheduled to open in about two years.

The ceremony is happening on Friday at 1 p.m., next to the construction site in the 1300 block of Franklin Boulevard.

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