Oregon State University Beaver Store

Oregon State University Beaver Store

"The positive response from Beaver Nation has been overwhelming."

OSU Beaver Store President and CEO, Steve Eckrich


Bringing the Beaver’s a new bookstore: Engineering space to purchase fan merchandise on the Oregon State University campus

DCI Engineers provided the structural engineering design for this new bookstore in Corvallis, Oregon. Home to the Oregon State Beavers, this building is replacing the previous Beaver Store which was located in the Memorial Union east wing since the 1960’s. DCI Engineers developed a unique design which permitted the building to hang off the precast concrete garage, allowing the architects to have flexibility due to the absence of lateral elements. In total, this project is two stories with the second level being used as office space for Beaver Store management and corporate functions.

Project Highlights

  • Adapted a ground level parking garage to make room for retail and café space.
  • Located across the street from Reeser Stadium, this project was a unique to chance utilize and readapt space that had already been used.
  • Consists of approximately 50,000-sf and is constructed of steel framing with a concrete over metal deck floor.
Corvallis, Oregon
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