“ . . . integrated planning with three universities . . . liked integration with transportation . . . ambitious project; complicated design . . . it’s nice to see buildings not overwrought, perhaps a bit raw, but that aspect adds to the energy of it . . . ”
The Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB) & Skourtes Tower is a steward of the environment, reviving a once active, contaminated brownfield into a beacon of modern healthcare education. It was designed and programmed to meet the needs of an evolving, specialized work force, to foster collaboration and innovation in order to train better-educated healthcare professionals, able to deliver quality care to Oregon citizens. Underscoring the need to collaborate, the building is home to three universities that leverage each other’s combined strength. This, the inaugural building on OHSU’s satellite life-sciences campus, establishes rather than assimilates an identity, reflective of its past, yet modern and forward-looking as a home to advanced science and medical education. The building represents the future of medicine, in that it strives to integrate the traditional siloed approach to training the next generation of healthcare professionals in favor of shared, inter-professional training in medicine, occupational therapy, nursing, pharmacy and radiology.
CO Architects; SERA Architects; KPFF; Interface Engineering; Otak; Mayer Reed; The Sextant Group; Kahler Slater; Earl Walls-HKS