Building 2 Stairwell Rendering

Artist rendering by Mir of a staircase in a modern building

The Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is an ambitious initiative to fast-track scientific discoveries into innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation, and the world. The campus creates the intellectual infrastructure to establish Oregon as a center for both research and development, making Oregon a place where companies can start-up, grow, and stay. 

Mission: Science advancing society

Vision: Dramatically shorten the timeline between discovery and societal impact through world-class research, training and entrepreneurship in a nimble scientific enterprise.


  • Redefine the modern research university by fostering world-changing research unfettered by traditional academic boundaries
  • Serve as the educational engine driving the new economy of Oregon
  • Transform student education through discovery-driven learning
  • Engage the public in the excitement and creativity of scientific research
  • Foster diverse perspectives and participation in scientific research
  • Improve the health and wellbeing of the citizens of Oregon, the nation, and the world

Artist rendering courtesy of ZGF Architects, image by Mir.