OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building

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Managed with integrated project delivery principles, this “best in class” LEED Platinum cancer research facility is home to 650 experimentalists, computationalists, research staff and support staff.

Located in Portland’s South Waterfront, the 7-story, 320,000 SF tower includes wet & dry labs (approx. 160,000 SF), computational biology, research core services, conference center, 300-seat auditorium, retail and a level of underground parking (77 cars). Two floors of the building are dedicated to the Center for Early Detection Research (CEDAR), the first largest detection cancer research center of its kind.

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Portland, OR




SRG Partnership

Square Footage

338,000 SF

"I have the unbelievable privilege of working full time as the Project Liaison representing the scientists and administration for the OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building. We have adopted the Integrated Project Delivery model and Andersen has been a driving factor in this new atmosphere that would be threatening to most construction companies. A deep trust and respect has developed not just on our close team, but spread throughout the Knight Institute Directors and OHSU executives we collaborate with. Andersen’s value is astronomical. The team has worked tirelessly to understand our needs through user workshops, lab tours, and conversations about the changing world of research. It is amazing that we are within 1% of budget well into construction and finding additional savings and efficiencies every day in the field in a very competitive building market. Every single Andersen employee that I’ve “lived with” over the last two years has been positive, efficient, engaged and a joy to work with. These attitudes and the behaviors mentioned above are contagious and have benefitted not just the project but the entire Knight Institute as we consider how we want to behave moving into our beautiful new building, currently right on schedule."

Tiffani L. Howard

Project Liaison, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute