OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL EDUCATION BUILDING

Uniting medical, health, dental, pharmaceutical, and pre-professional health science programs in a two-building complex, this iconic building establishes an identity for a new collaborative among three universities and serves as a gateway and beacon to an emerging life-sciences campus. Spanning a city block, the 650,000-sf, two-building complex is linked by a communal atrium space that provides dynamic connections between program elements. This atrium contains major building components, including lecture rooms of different scales, learning studios, a learning resource center, student lounges and cafes. A gently sloping, three-dimensional ramp connects the lower floors and transverses the atrium, touching all of the major components floating in the atrium and offering numerous seating opportunities to encourage interaction, collaboration and discovery.  CO Architects: Programming & Design Architect; SERA Architects: Executive Architect

FACTS

PROJECT NAME Oregon Health & Science University Medical Education Building
SIZE 650,000 GSF
COMPLETION DATE 2014
LOCATION Portland, OR
CLIENT Oregon University System, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland State University
SERVICES Programming, Design, Interior Design