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Vanport Building – Capital Improvements

Southwest view

Southwest view of Vanport building on the corner of 4th Ave. and Montgomery St.

North and east elevations

North and east elevations of Vanport buidling

Solar panels installed on the roof

Solar panels installed on the roof

PCC Dental Program simulation laboratory

Equipment arranged in rows at PCC Dental program simulation laboratory

PCC Dental clinic on third floor

Dental clinic on third floor

Rendering - Dental Clinic

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

Dental program materials laboratory

Dental program materials laboratory

Third floor entry

Third floor entry

Building main entrance on SW 5th Ave and Montgomery St.

Building main entrance on SW 5th Ave and Montgomery St.

Exterior courtyard

Exterior courtyard seen from 5th Ave.

South and east elevations

South and east elevations of the building exterior

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 (formerly known as the Fourth and Montgomery 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


October 2020 update (with photos)

September 2020 update (with photos)

July 2020 update (with photos)

April 2020 update (with photos)

January 2020 update (with photos)

September 2019 update (with photos)

July 2019 update (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 Vanport 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.