The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has selected the joint-venture team of ZGF Architects and LEO A DALY to design expansions and upgrades to the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Portland, Ore.

The project will be built in phases over the next decade and includes a new specialty care clinic with seismic and functional upgrades of the 672,370-square-foot hospital. The expansion and upgrade includes potential replacement of the ceramic tile exterior; seismic upgrade of a 137,714 square foot administration/research lab building; central utility plant upgrades or replacement; and structured parking.

The medical center, designed more than 30 years ago by ZGF and SOM, sits atop Marquam Hill adjacent to Oregon Health & Science University.