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The Center for Health & Healing North

Oregon Health & Science University

The Center for Health & Healing emerged as one of the first buildings to rise in a former Portland shipyard. It also stands as one of the most resource efficient large-scale buildings in the region and the first LEED Platinum healthcare project of its size and complexity.

Portland, Oregon

Client: GBD Architects

Building Size: 400,000 sf

Project Cost: $145 million

Certifications: LEED Platinum

A variety of uses, each with different mechanical and electrical needs, are accommodated in the 16-story building: ground floor retail, medical clinics, surgery suites, a wellness center, administrative offices, teaching classrooms and research lab facilities. Double envelope solar collector, chilled beams, radiant heating/cooling, rainwater harvesting, and an onsite power generation plant designed to accommodate future expansion were innovative solutions that met the Center’s sustainable design goals. Interface Engineering played a significant role in the project, having complete responsibility for the commissioning and MEP design of the base building, tenant improvements, underground garage, and central utility plant.

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News & Awards

  • BEST Award: Green Building of the Year, Office of Sustainable Development, 2007
  • Project of the Year, ACEC Oregon, 2007
  • Living Building Challenge Stepping Stone Award, Water Petal + Integrated Design, 2007
  • OHSU’s CHH secures LEED Platinum Certification
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