OHSU Peter O. Kohler Pavilion

Portland, OR

Our firm was part of the integrated design team which developed the architectural interiors for all Tenant Improvement spaces in this 321,085 sf. 14-floor facility, completed in Fall, of 2006. The Peter O. Kohler Pavilion expands the capacity of the existing hospital and acts as a hub between the patient care areas of the existing campus and the research and development activities at the Center for Health and Healing located in Portland’s South Waterfront District, and accessed via the Portland Aerial Tram which disembarks on the 9th floor of the building.

The building includes  The Center for Women’s Health, eighty-six medical, surgical and intensive care beds, a cancer center, inpatient cancer units, and eight state-of-the-art operating rooms. The interiors of the Peter O. Kohler Pavilion were developed as part of a comprehensive planning process designed to integrate architecture, interior finishes, furniture and art in an environment that would reflect OHSU’s position as a world class leader in research, technology and healing. Public circulation was designed to capture views of the two outdoor garden areas as well as to initiate the development of a “superhighway” highlighted with terrazzo flooring and artwork as a first step in a planned public circulation link that will travel through all of the main campus buildings. Public spaces include timeless elements such as patterned terrazzo flooring, glass and wood paneling which provide opportunities for the display of art as well as the “OHSU Story” and mission.

Shell & Core Architect:  Perkins + Will
T.I. Architect:  PKA Architects
Photos:  Eckert & Eckert Photography