Oregon Health & Science University, Schnitzer Campus

Master Plan

Portland, Oregon

Project Info
Oregon Health & Science University, Schnitzer Campus
Portland, Oregon
Completion Date: 2007
Square Footage: 1.3 million

Perkins+Will completed a three-month pre-design study for Oregon Health & Science University’s (OHSU) hill campus in December 2001 that included site planning, volume projections, functional space programming, and space planning / test fits to define the scope and cost of a new patient care facility. Perkins+Will then designed the facility, known as the Peter O. Kohler Pavilion, which completed construction in July 2006.

OHSU subsequently selected Perkins+Will to develop a master plan for 1.3 million square feet of research, administrative, classroom and mixed-use facilities on OHSU’s 20-acre waterfront Schnitzer Campus. The new campus, connected to the existing hill campus by a unique aerial tram, will provide OHSU with much needed expansion for its growing schools of medicine and nursing, pharmacy, and dentistry. The new campus will also expand the University’s biomedical research capacity, enabling OHSU to partner with biotech and pharmaceutical companies. In addition, nearly 500,000 SF will be allocated for retail and commercial development as well as housing for students and faculty. In total, the projects planned for the Schnitzer Campus are valued at $3 billion.