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Fourth & Montgomery Building – Capital Improvements

Southeast view

Southwest elevation

SW elevation of Fourth & Montgomery building construction in progress

Rendering - Dental Clinic in third floor

Rendering image of PCC Dental Clinic planned for third floor of Forth & Montgomery building

Rendering – Southeast aerial view

Building rendering from above

Rendering – Southwest perspective

Fourth & Montgomery full building 3D rendering

In a unique collaboration, PCC is partnering with the City of Portland, Oregon Health & Science University, and Portland State University to build a seven-story, 175,000 square-foot building in downtown Portland at Southwest Fourth Avenue and Montgomery Street. PCC’s dental programs and clinic will move from the Sylvania Campus to the third floor of this building. The facility will also house the City’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability offices as well as classrooms for PSU’s College of Education and the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health.

The multiple-agency team leading this project is using the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) model to maximize efficiency and value through early and ongoing open collaboration. A liaison from each partner is participating in the process, using IPD principles and tools to support the team and build on each other’s talents and expertise.


Project manager: Debra Jarcho
Design team: SRG Partnership
Contractor: Andersen Construction Company
Project budget: $23,861,000
Square footage: 30,000
Timeline: September 2017 – January 2021
Bond program funding: 2008


April 2020: updates (with photos)

January 2020: updates (with photos)

September 2019: updates (with photos)

July 2019: updates (with photos)


May – June 2020

  • Exterior metal panel installed
  • Furniture orders placed
  • Drywall installed throughout Dental floor
  • Vacuum pump and air compressor installed
  • Materials lab benches installed


July – September 2020

  • Dental clinic equipment installed: new consoles, chairs and X-ray machines
  • SIM lab installation
  • IT equipment installation


October – December 2020

  • Temporary Certificate of Occupancy
  • Dental chairs moved from Sylvania Campus to Fourth & Montgomery building
  • Furniture installation
  • Dental program move-in


Floor Plan

Rendering of the building interior layout for Dental Sciences, overlayed with each program area

The 30,000 square feet of new construction for PCC Dental Plan includes the following areas:

  • Reception and patient waiting area
  • Assisting clinic
  • Hygiene clinic
  • Student lounge area
  • Classrooms
  • Radiology laboratory
  • Materials laboratory
  • Simulation laboratory
  • Faculty offices
Get involved
  • Ground breaking ceremony: January 11, 2019

Check out a virtual tour of the project


If you have questions about the project or would like to learn more about it, please contact Gina Valencia at gina.valencia@pcc.edu or 971-722-8416.