Naming Spaces on Campus

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OIST’s award-winning architecture, state-of-the art facilities, and breathtaking natural environment inspire scientific breakthroughs and create lasting memories. We recognize the importance of unrestricted philanthropic gifts by creating personalized naming opportunities for our donors whose generosity and legacy will remain an integral part of OIST's beautiful campus.

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Auditorium Chairs

OIST’s state-of-the-art auditorium is situated prominently near the public entrance to campus. It is the venue for major university events such as Graduation Ceremony and Anniversary Celebration, which have welcomed distinguished guests including Nobel laureates, industry leaders, foreign diplomats, and national governmental officials. It is also the site of large community events and international workshops. A name plate will be affixed to the top wooden edge each chair, facing the stage.

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Situated at the center of Laboratory Building 3, right across from the entrance at the beautiful open-air skywalk over the Center Court, these classrooms (one slightly larger than the other) are accessible and visible to everyone on campus. Students often sit on the couches in the hall just outside, waiting for the next lesson or seminar on their favorite subjects. A name plate will be placed at the door of each classroom.

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The pond is a peaceful oasis situated at the bustling Center Court surrounded by the Center Building and the first three laboratory buildings. Members of OIST’s campus community pass by the pond daily, meet colleagues there for lunch, contemplate in solitude, or enjoy special events. The nearby statue of Nobel laureate and Founding President of OIST School Corporation Dr. Sydney Brenner, reflecting on the vision of OIST, imbues this small pond with even more meaning than its natural beauty implies. A name plaque will be installed by the pond.

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Pond Walkway Bench

The serene campus pond is a place for OISTers to gather for conversation, meals, and reflection. Eight new benches, each featuring a name plate on the top, will add needed seating to this popular location under the main walkway canopy.

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Skywalk Bench

The enclosed skywalk overarches the rich valley flora blow and offers brilliant views of the East China Sea. Along with Lab 2, this skywalk’s sustainable design earned a green building certification by Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED). The benches lining the length of the skywalk are not just beautiful, they are also essential. Hidden beneath each one are vibration dampeners that prevent oscillation caused by high winds and earthquakes, keeping the skywalk stable even when subject to extreme forces. A name plate will be affixed to the front of each bench.

Browse campus space available for naming gifts from the Recognition Opportunities brochure here.