South Waterfront Central District
Center for Health & Healing
The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Center for Health & Healing, located in the 38-acre South Waterfront Central District, is one of the largest LEED Platinum projects in the nation and the first medical facility in the world to be built to this standard. The 16-story, 412,000-square-foot building has eight levels devoted to physician practices, surgery and imaging, and three floors that house a health and wellness center. The wellness center features a gymnasium, four-lane lap pool, therapy pool, weight training and a day spa. Four levels are dedicated to education and research activities, including space for a biomedical engineering program. The ground floor houses retail space, including a pharmacy, optical shop and a café.
Collaborative Life Sciences Building
The Collaborative Life Sciences Building & Skourtes Tower is a unique project bringing together Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon State University and Portland State University in one location to benefit all of Oregon.The $295 million project 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 will strengthen 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 will 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.