Postponed: Town Halls on LBRB construction impacts

PET-MRI project

A PET/MRI suite and pneumatic tube system will be installed on the first floor of the Lamfrom Biomedical Research Building. Construction is estimated to begin in May 2020 and last for ten to eleven months.

Update Monday, March 16: The Town Halls scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, andWednesday, March 18, are being postponed. Updated information will be posted here.    
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Town Hall

The OHSU project team, PKA Architects and Skanska Construction will share details about the impacts of the LBRB MRI/PET project and answer questions at two Town Halls. The Town Halls will be live-streamed. The links will be available at least 24 hours before the events.

LBRB PET/MRI construction highlights

There will be significant construction activities during the roughly eleven months of the project.

Rooms 103, 145, 147A, 154, 156, 166, 170, 174, 178 and the main hallway by those rooms will be remodeled. There are expected impacts to B1, 1st floor and 2nd floor.

The project team will also be providing calendars that show when anticipated impacts will be taking place, the duration, intensity and the potentially impacted areas. These calendars will be distributed at the Town Hall and will be made available here on this blog post when they are available.

In preparation for the construction, the project team performed sample construction activities (hammering, drilling, concrete saw cutting, etc.) to measure vibration and noise levels in the surrounding areas. The team will report in the near future the results of the evaluation. It is a goal of the team to minimize the disruption as much as possible and to communicate clearly and often.

Stay up to date with project update emails

Starting a week before construction begins, project notifications will be emailed weekly describing the next week’s activities and impacts. A one month look ahead will be included in each weekly update. If you want to receive project notifications, email Dan Maxwell at

The project team understands that this will be an impactful project and they are working to limit these impacts as much as possible.

Contact Dan Maxwell at with questions, suggestions or feedback, or to receive project update emails.

The PET/MRI Project

This project is part of OHSU’s strategic initiative in imaging using radioligands and will leverage the capabilities of the Center for Radiochemistry Research. The PET-MRI will become part of the Advanced Imaging Research Center, home of multiple MRI instruments used for research. OHSU researchers across multiple fields will have access to a suite of advanced imaging tools to enhance clinical care and accelerate scientific discoveries.