3 Ore. universities share huge OHSU building

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 26 at 3:28 PM

PORTLAND -- The largest academic building in Oregon has opened on the campus of Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

The nearly 500,000-square-foot building is a joint venture between OHSU, Portland State University and Oregon State University.

The Collaborative Life Sciences Building includes lecture halls, classrooms, labs, specialty research centers, offices. It will also house the OHSU School of Dentistry.

The 12-story building is on riverfront property donated by the Schnitzer family to help OHSU expand over the next 30 years.

The $295 million project was funded by $110 million from taxpayers.

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