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Oregon Health & Science University selects Corbin Design

Posted in Corbin Client News, Healthcare on July 15th, 2011 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment
OHSU Campus

OHSU's Marquam Hill Campus

In May, 2011, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) selected Corbin Design to conduct an assessment of existing wayfinding conditions and develop a comprehensive exterior and interior wayfinding master plan for their Marquam Hill and South Waterfront campuses. The work will focus on the primary patient care buildings and academic buildings, and external circulation on the campuses.

The tram to OHSU provides a panoramic view of a beautiful city
The tram to OHSU provides a panoramic view of Portland

Because Portland, OR is a city known for its focus on public transportation, the scope of the project includes wayfinding for arrivals via public transportation, bicycle, private vehicle, delivery vehicle, and foot traffic. Corbin Design’s recommendations will include creative wayfinding solutions across media, including signage, print and digital communications.The primary patient care buildings at this location include approximately 2,000,000 square feet in nine buildings:

  • OHSU Hospital
  • Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
  • Hatfield Research Center
  • Kohler Pavilion
  • Physician’s Pavilion
  • Sam Jackson Hall
  • Multnomah Pavilion
  • Casey Eye Institute
  • Portland Aerial Tram
  • Center for Health & Healing
  • Future Projects in planning phase

The primary academic and research buildings at this location include approximately 2,100,000 square feet in ten buildings:

  • Mackenzie Hall
  • OHSU Auditorium
  • OHSU Student Center
  • School of Nursing
  • Richard Jones Hall
  • Baird Hall
  • Biomedical Research Building
  • Childhood Research and Development Center
  • Biomedical Information Communication Center (Library)
  • School of Dentistry

For more information on OHSU, go to www.ohsu.edu

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