Collaborative Life Sciences Building & Skourtes Tower


DAY CPM provided comprehensive project management services as the Owner’s Representative to the Collaborative Life Sciences Building Steering Committee composed of representatives from Oregon University Systems and Oregon Health and Science University. The new 650,000 square foot complex is located in the south waterfront redevelopment area in Portland, Oregon. DAY’s responsibilities included working with multiple systems and incorporating project controls including but not limited to: leading, facilitating and reporting of regular meetings; providing decision and action item tracking systems; coordinated all activities with Master Budget, Schedule, CM/GX & Design subcontracting including early package best value subcontractor selection; developing, implementing and maintaining the Project Management Information System (PMIS); payment application review; commissioning, equipment management and staff move-in.

The Collaborative Life Science Building is the first structure planned for the campus on the 26 acres donated by Portland’s Schnitzer family. The project is funded as a collaborative effort with the Oregon University System (OUS), Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Portland State University (PSU), and Oregon State University (OSU). The facility serves as a research, education, and clinical space for Biomedicine, Dentistry and applied science. The project included new streets, underground parking, retail space, and pedestrian connections. Additionally, the new area will be served by a Portland Streetcar line.

The Collaborative Life Sciences Building and Skourtes Tower facility has been awarded ENR Northwest’s Best Project of the Year in the category of Higher Education/Research. All winning projects will compete against winners from other U.S. regions in ENR’s National Best of the Best Projects 2016 Competition.

Construction on the first phase began in December 2011 and completed in July 2014. The project met US Green Building Council LEED® Platinum certification standards.

OHSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building tops out!

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Location: Portland, OR
Project Size: 650,000 SF
Project Budget: $295 Million
Completion: Spring 2014