Weekly Roundup: Riverplace Redevelopment, Sideyard, Hyatt Centric, and more

The centerpiece of the Riverplace Redevelopment would be the “Portland Steps” at the corner of SW Montgomery Street and River Drive. The steps would lead people up to an elevated open space—and potentially to a bridge spanning over Harbor Drive to Naito Parkway.

Towers and terraces are imagined as part of the Riverplace Redevelopment, reports the Oregonian. At full build out the masterplan could include 2,500 apartments, 500 hotel rooms and 250,000 sq ft of office space.

Construction has finished* up at Sideyard, one of the “final pieces in the rapid redevelopment near the Burnside Bridge’s east end”, writes the Daily Journal of Commerce.

Masia by chef Jose Chesa will open as the anchor restaurant for the Hyatt Centric hotel, reports Portland Monthly.

The Business Tribune reported on how the $70 million renovation of Neuberger Hall, now known as Fariborz Maseeh Hall, has breathed new life and light into the Portland State University building.

Some businesses still bristling at having to pay Portland’s clean energy tax, reports the Oregonian. Included in the tax on “large retailers” are general contractors working on large projects, for clients including OHSU.

Portland Architecture looked at whether Sustainable Building Week can revive “Portland’s lost momentum”.

Portland Public Schools is eyeing a summer deadline to finalize details of a 2020 construction bond. The measure could include upgrades to Cleveland, Jefferson and Wilson high schools.

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OHSU Elks Children’s Eye Clinic Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved a new building on the Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) Marquam Hill campus. The five story OHSU Elks Children’s Eye Clinic will be connected to the existing Casey Eye Institute on SW Campus Drive. The project is being designed by Seattle-based architects NBBJ with Portland based landscape architects Mayer/Reed.

OHSU Elks Children's Eye Clinic

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Under Construction: OHSU CHH South and Rood Family Pavilion (images)

This is an updated version of a post originally published on March 4th 2016.

Construction is underway on two new OHSU buildings in their emerging South Waterfront campus, both designed by ZGF Architects. The project will include the Center for Health and Healing (CHH) South, a 15 story, 244′-7″ tall ambulatory hospital and research building on Block 29.  On Block 28 the 11 story Rood Family Pavilion is planned, which will include a parking garage and a total of 76 rooms available to patients receiving outpatient treatment at OHSU.

OHSU Center for Health and Healing South

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Design Commission approves OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building (images)

The Design Commission has approved the OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building. The 7 story, 332,000 sq ft building by SRG Partnership and Mayer Reed landscape architects will include a conference center, research laboratory space, research support functions, ground level retail, and offices. Two levels of below grade parking will be provided.

OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building

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Design Commission approves PSU Viking Pavilion (images)

The Design Commission has approved designs for a remodel of the Portland State University Peter Stott center, which will include the creation of the new Viking Pavilion. The project by Woofter ArchitectureSink Combs Dethlefs Architects and Lango Hansen Landscape Architects will create a new multi-purpose arena with seating for 3,400 people in the heart of the PSU Campus. As reported in March of last year, the building will also be used by OHSU, who are contributing part of the funding. Other functions to be located in the building include new classroom space, offices, a cafe and a student lounge. 62 short-term bike parking spaces will be provided. No vehicular parking is proposed.

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Design Commission reviews OHSU Center for Health and Healing South (images)

ZGF Architects have gone in front of the Design Commission with proposals for the OHSU Center for Health and Healing (CHH) South. The two block development will include a 15 story, 378,160 sq ft ambulatory hospital and research building on South Waterfront Block 29. A skybridge will connect the new building to the existing Center for Health and Healing, located directly to the north. On Block 28 an 11 story patient housing and parking garage structure will be built.

OHSU Center for Health and Healing South

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Design Advice offered for PSU Viking Pavilion (images)

Woofter Architecture and Sink Combs Dethlefs Architects have gone before the Design Commission with proposals for the Portland State University Viking Pavilion. The project will create a new multi-purpose arena with seating for 3,500 people in the heart of the PSU Campus. As reported in March of this year, the building will also be used by OHSU, who are contributing part of the funding. Other functions to be located in the building include new classroom space, offices, a cafe and a student lounge.

Viking Pavilion

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OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building returns in front of Design Commission (images)

SRG Partnership and Mayer Reed landscape architects have returned in front of the Design Commission for a second Design Advice hearing for the Knight Cancer Research Building. The 7 story research building will include a conference center, research laboratory space, research support functions, ground level retail, and offices. Two levels of below grade parking will be provided. A roof terrace with views to the river will be located at the 6th floor.

OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building

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