Robertson Life Sciences Building

LEED NC-Platinum

The Robertson Life Sciences Building (RLSB) is an interdisciplinary health, academic, and research building in partnership between OHSU, PSU, and OSU. RLSB provides academic classrooms, lecture halls, teaching laboratories, clinical skills and simulation laboratories, medical research laboratories, retail space, and two levels of underground parking. The connected Skourtes Tower houses OHSU’s School of Dentistry Clinical training, clinics, and research spaces. Together, the buildings comprise approximately 650,000 gross square feet of new construction.

  • Projected 60% savings in potable water use
  • Projected energy savings of $400,000 and 2,000,000 kWh annually
  • One of only two projects in the US greater than 500,000 SF to achieve LEED platinum status (LEED 2009)
  • 85% of project construction waste diverted from landfill
  • High performance windows, lighting, and daylighting 

Key strategies include: transformation of an existing brownfield, high access to public transit, stormwater management, eco-roofs to reduce stormwater runoff, non-potable water for toilet flushing, and multiple strategies to reduce the building’s energy use such as atrium heat recovery and low ventilation fume hoods. In addition, innovative material re-use includes salvaging oil drilling pipes for foundation piles and repurposing of existing site fencing.

View the Robertson Life Sciences Building LEED Scorecard