Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), SRG Partnership, and the construction joint venture team of McCarthy Building Cos. Inc. and Andersen Construction (McCarthy/Andersen), celebrated the signing of the last the steel beam for the construction of the new OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Research Building in Portland, Ore., before it was placed on top the $190 million research and development conference center facility.

The 320,000-square-foot facility will house cancer researchers and administrators in space dedicated to research programs focused on early cancer detection, computational biology and immuno-oncology, and more. The building will include advanced research and wet lab space, administrative offices, a conference center, a rooftop lounge with terrace, street-level retail space, and an integrated parking structure. Two floors of the building will be dedicated to the Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research Center. The ground floor conference center will feature a 250-seat auditorium and additional meeting rooms, along with retail spaces and other community-directed amenities.
Construction is expected to complete in July 2018.

McCarthy/Andersen worked with a number of local subcontractors, including Andersen Structures, Cherry City Electric, TCM, J.H. Kelly, Western States Fire Protection, and McDonald Excavating, and Raimore Construction. A collaborative design and construction process was utilized through a customized integrated project delivery model.