Ground-breaking for the College of Business facility expansion at Oregon State University in the US is expected to take place soon.
The $50m facility secured funding from private donors and state bonds.
The 100,000ft² building will feature five storeys and will double the college's classroom space and provide more meeting rooms.
The building is expected to meet the US Green Building Council's standards for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.
Work is expected to begin in 2013 and be complete in 2015.