OHSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building and Skourtes Tower Project: Portland, Oregon
The Collaborative Life Sciences Building and Skourtes Tower Project was the first building on Oregon Health Sciences University’s new Schnitzer Campus on Portland’s South Waterfront. Otak CPM served as owner’s representative for this 650,000-square-foot facility. An innovative model providing education to multiple health science disciplines, the facility incorporates sustainable designs with high energy savings. The exceptional leadership and integrated project delivery method used on this project allowed multiple local universities to engage in creating a space that greatly benefits the Portland community.
With 67 percent of the occupants able to use public transit, the facility houses 400 bike parking spaces, uses daylight harvesting to increase energy savings, and provided Otak CPM with the opportunity to work on a collaborative project that aligns with Otak’s sustainable community perspective. The project is one of only two in the United States with over a half-million square feet that has been certified Platinum under the LEED NC v2009 rating system.