NBBJ Opens Portland Office

Architecture firm NBBJ has opened an office in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon to help clients in the region achieve better human and building performance through design. The office launches in support of more than 1 million square feet of ongoing project work with Oregon Health & Science University and Legacy Health, and it will also enhance the firm’s local project capacity to serve institutional and commercial clients.

The firm has a history of delivering projects in Oregon dating back to the 1970s — including work for the Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs. Recently, the firm has been awarded projects pivotal to Oregon’s emergence as a leader in health innovation:

  • A proposed hospital expansion for Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon’s only academic health center that will enhance and grow clinical programs for complex surgery, fetal therapy and establish comprehensive mother and newborn care in one location.
  • The Elks Children’s Eye Clinic at OHSU Casey Eye Institute, which will be the first freestanding children’s eye clinic in the U.S. when it opens in 2020. The clinic is designed to create an ideal and highly intuitive sensory environment for patients with vision problems.
  • The Emanuel West Expansion at Portland’s Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, which creates a therapeutic healing environment for ICU, burn and surgery patients.
  • A new patient tower and ICU expansion at St. Charles Health in Bend that serves a vital role in a rapidly growing area.


Posted January 28, 2020

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