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Portland Business Journal: The medical school of tomorrow opens today at South Waterfront (Photos)
Author: Elizabeth Hayes, Portland Business Journal
Posted: June 26, 2014

Read the original story and see photos here in Portland Business Journal. 

When Oregon Health & Sciences President Dr. Joe Robertson walks into the brand new Collaborative Life Sciences Building on the South Waterfront, here’s what comes to his mind: “Beam me up, Scotty.”

“Everything about this building speaks to the future,” Robertson said during the opening ceremony today. “This building oozes collaboration and innovation.”

It’s been seven months since Business Journal photographer Cathy Cheney and I took a hard-hat tour of the building and, wow, has it changed.

Earlier this week, we returned as the finishing touches were being made and again today for the speeches and ribbon cutting.

The largest academic and research building in Oregon, the Collaborative Life Sciences Building will house educational and clinical space for OHSU’s School of Medicine and School of Dentistry, teaching labs for PSU biology, chemistry and pre-professional health care students, the OSU College of Pharmacy and the OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine.

Click through the gallery to see inside — and outside — the Collaborative Life Sciences Building, which will be fully occupied by September. And see our cover story in tomorrow's paper for more detail.

The architects are Portland-based SERA Architects and L.A.-based CO Architects. The general contractor was JE Dunn.

Elizabeth Hayes covers health care for the Portland Business Journal.