Oregon Health and Science University Student Center

Portland, Oregon
Placemaking, Wayfinding

The metaphor of charged energy at the core of all matter lends dynamism to the Student Center at OHSU and its Nucleus Lounge. Seamless integration of color, graphics and materials energize the space and support the metaphor – all results of early pre-planning with the architect. Themed graphics in paint and vinyl respect the budget while reinforcing the center’s hip mid-century style. A gathering place for students, faculty and staff, the upbeat student center is an invitation to ‘life in balance’ while preparing for careers in medicine.