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OHSU Robertson Life Sciences Building & Skourtes Tower

As the MEP and fire/life safety engineer, Interface designed sustainable systems throughout this high-performance facility.

Portland, Oregon

CO Architects, SERA Architects

Building Size:

650,000 sf

Project Cost:

$295 million


LEED Platinum


  • Excellence in Architecture for a New Building: Merit Award, SCUP/AIA-CAE, 2016
  • Best Project: Higher Education/Research, ENR Northwest, 2015
  • COTE Top Ten Green Award, AIA National Committee on the Environment, 2015
  • National Recognition Award, ACEC, 2015
  • Project of the Year, ACEC Oregon, 2014


The Importance of BIM in Laboratory Design

The OHSU Robertson Life Sciences Building is a state-of-the-art, LEED Platinum teaching and research facility, and was developed to foster collaboration between undergraduate and graduate students, as well as instructors, from multiple institutions. It was designed and constructed in a 32-month timeline using advanced BIM techniques with a co-located team. The buildings house lecture halls, laboratories (including an underground, low-vibration microscopy lab with electron microscopes), a simulation center, specialty research areas, the OSU College of Pharmacy, and OHSU’s School of Dentistry in Skourtes Tower, which contains one of the largest dental vacuum systems in the United States.

Jeremy Bitterman Photography
Jeremy Bitterman Photography
Sacred Heart Lower and Middle Schools

Atherton, California

OHSU Robertson Life Sciences Building & Skourtes Tower

Portland, Oregon