In 2006, after Providence Health & Services (Newberg, Ore.) opened Providence Newberg Medical Center in Newberg, patient volume surged, creating the need to provide additional on-campus outpatient services. As a result, the three-story, 64,000-square-foot Providence Newberg Medical Plaza was opened in January 2020.

Led by architecture firm JRJ Architects (Portland, Ore.), the project team had two key design objectives. First, leadership wished to retain but update the health system’s “brick brand identifier,” which was achieved by incorporating metal curtain walls and generous windows for a fresher, more modern aesthetic. To architecturally connect the new facility to the existing hospital and any future buildings, the team also incorporated the brick branding to the back side of the structure. Second, the team worked to preserve the sweeping views of the Willamette Valley that hospital patients and staff enjoy. Additionally, a generous use of wood, glass, and steel design features helped bring natural light and elements into the building.

Internal patient clinics and services include family medicine, internal medicine, therapy, cardiac rehab, labs, cancer center, pharmacy, food services, and a conference center.

Working with interior design firm Bainbridge (Portland), all interior design elements closely followed Providence’s well-established brand standards. The team focused on the selection of materials to create meaningful transitions to help identify patient zones such as check-in and waiting rooms. A custom wood slat ceiling pattern was also installed at the main entry and carried throughout each clinic area, with the same element used on the face of each elevator elevation to create consistent wayfinding.

Upon completion, the new building brought several departments that were once off-site onto campus and gave Providence the ability to provide more integrated and enhanced services to Newberg and the surrounding communities served.


Project details:

Facility name: Providence Newberg Medical Plaza

Location: Newberg, Ore.

Completion date: January 2020

Owner: Providence Health & Services

Total building area: 64,000 sq. ft.

Total construction cost: $28 million

Cost/sq. ft.: $437.50/sq. ft. (core shell and site work included)

Architecture firm: JRJ Architects

Interior design: Bainbridge

General contractor: Fortis Construction

Engineering: Catena Engineering (structural), KPFF Engineering (civil)