Oregon Health & Science University, Peter O. Kohler Pavilion

Portland, Oregon

Project Info
Oregon Health & Science University, Peter O. Kohler Pavilion
Portland, Oregon
Completion Date: 2006
Square Footage: 335,000

National Design Award, 2009
AIA American Academy of Architecture for Health

Honorable Mention, 2006
Modern Healthcare/AIA Design Award

Honor Award, 2006
AIA Pasadena & Foothill Chapter

The OHSU campus is located on a hilltop with several ridges and complex topography. It is truly a 3-dimensional campus with the main street of the hospital at the 9th-floor level. With limited land available for the expansion of the hospital, a site was created by relocating a road. The new facility serves as a circulation link between the existing hospital, the existing School of Medicine and research buildings and the aerial tram from the South Waterfront. The Peter O. Kohler Pavilion is a significant building for the campus and is visible from downtown and several bridges across the river.

The facility consists of 11 floors housing 335,000 square feet and contains 26 ICU beds, 60 medical/surgical beds, eight ORs, radiation therapy, the Center for Women's Health clinic, an imaging center and ancillary support services. In addition, a 456-car parking structure and an elevated roadway are part of the project. A key feature of the building is a terrace-level series of healing and meditative gardens including a healing herbal garden.

This project was done in association with Petersen Kolberg & Associates who were responsible for the tenant improvement in the building.

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