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Fall 2016




The Knight Cancer Research Building is a continuation of the OHSU campus located on the South Waterfront off Moody Avenue. On the course to LEED Platinum certification, KCRB is pursuing a LEED 4 pilot point that focuses on the influence early design decisions have on the longterm environmental impact of a new building project. Collaborating with team members from SRG, Brightworks Sustainability Consulting, and Catena Structural Engineers, we used Athena software to evaluate the building Life Cycle reduction impact with regard to the use of steel and concrete within the building’s structural system. As a starting point, we considered at the building’s reinforced concrete structure and compared that to a baseline building. To go more in depth on the differences between a baseline building and the proposed, we took a closer look at the auditorium space located on the main level. When investigating this space, we reverted to the baseline structural assumptions to see how designing this space with those implications could potentially changed this particular space, and how that would affect the space around the auditorium, and potentially the entire building.


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