Oregon State University Cascades Campus is looking for a new location. The University has hired Ambient Architecture to identify a location for the new campus in places other than Juniper Ridge. Stacey Stemach is the Principal Architect of Ambient Architecture: "I know Juniper Ridge has been earmarked for a university campus for some time. What we're doing is we're simply presenting an alternative that will be weighed by an Oregon State committee for the pros and cons of where to locate the new campus. So the work that we're doing is not the be-all and end-all of where the campus would be. It’s simply and alternative, a 'what if the campus was here?' in one particular area verses another." Stemach says they just want to identify and then offer a preliminary design of what a campus would look like in the areas they are interested in: such as the Old Mill District. He says it makes sense to build on Bend's west side, because most of the students are already living there.