Design & Construction


Design & Construction will be recognized nationally for excellence in program development and delivery in advancing the missions of OHSU.


We shape and advance people's ideas for furthering OHSU's missions into investments in the built environment that drive healing, teaching and discovery.

Our Commitment

Our commitment to continuous improvement and innovation depends on everyone being comfortable sharing ideas and opinions. Every employee is a hands-on contributor, and everyone wears several hats. Because we believe that each individual within Design & Construction is an equally important part of our success, no one hesitates to pose questions directly to any member of our leadership team.

We are aggressively inclusive in our hiring, and we favor ability and team cohesiveness over experience. As we continue to grow, we are always looking for those who share a commitment to creating design and construction perfection and have a great time doing it.

Design & Construction professionals are passionate and dedicated individuals who truly want to make a difference at OHSU. When you give smart people space to innovate, you unleash the power of imagination, ideas and collaboration to change the world for the better.

Our Services

Design & Construction provides owners' representative services to the program and project management of OHSU's capital and non-capital facility development programs.

The advantage of having in-house construction project management is that our staff is well-practiced at navigating OHSU for resources, decisions, and at ensuring patient, worker, student, and visitor safety. Project management at OHSU requires special expertise in healthcare, research, and educational settings. It also requires a special focus on regulations, an ability to use just-in-time delivery of building materials, and attention to both short-term and long-term building costs.

Our in-house talent comes from a variety of backgrounds. We share knowledge and lessons learned to constantly improve our skills. We ally with you to define your project and timeline, and to deliver it with a professional and balanced perspective that ensures that OHSU standards are maintained and financial resources are used soundly.

We collaborate with departments throughout OHSU to provide the following services:

  • Programming
  • Design (Conceptual to Construction)
  • Construction Execution
  • Progress and Completion Inspections
  • Construction Safety Assessments, Planning, and Implementation
  • Risk Assessments
  • Cost Estimating
  • Project Close-Out
  • Furnishings & Finishes