Collaborative Life Sciences Building

CLSB ExteriorThe Collaborative Life Sciences Building & Skourtes Tower brings together Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon State University and Portland State University in one location to benefit all of Oregon.

The $295 million building is the first on this scale to combine the resources of multiple universities to offer the best possible science education and research opportunities for students. The facility strengthens partnerships between the universities while expanding their teaching facilities, class sizes and research activities.

The vision for this remarkable new facility is that students from different health care professions are able to mingle in shared spaces, learn alongside each other, and work collaboratively through a variety of inter-professional education courses. Every aspect of the building’s design encourages human interaction and collaboration to build collective brain power. It reflects a new approach to health care education, recognizing 21st century challenges and opportunities in the quickly changing health care field.

The Collaborative Life Sciences Building is located at 2730 S.W. Moody Ave., on the west side of the Willamette River and just north of the Ross Island Bridge, in Portland, Ore.

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The building at a glance

Design features foster collaboration while saving water and energy.

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The project

The building represents an inspired use of state and private resources to enhance science and health education and research.

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The partners

Three of Oregon’s leading universities will expand their science and health offerings.

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