Sustainable Projects

A sustainable approach, applied to every project

We push the sustainable envelope, throughout the firm

Our clients benefit from our holistic design process that yields long-term economic benefits, while building healthier and stronger communities. Our Sustainability Resources Group leads our integrated design approach with deep expertise in green building practices, performance analytics, and policy–supplementing and expanding the knowledge of our entire staff.

Innovative, sustainable workplace environments for Oregon's important government services

With open space, native vegetation, stormwater quality control, and generous use of regional materials, the Major General George White Headquarters accomplishes sustainability goals while providing a beautiful, functional headquarters for the Oregon Military Department.

Learn more about the project.

What happens when sustainability experts get to design their own space

After years of applying our expertise to client projects, we put that know-how to use with our own beautiful Portland Headquarters renovation. Designed with daylight and passive heating and cooling in mind, in an all-electric building, it’s a beautiful expression of modern sustainability in a historic environment.

Learn more about what we did to make our office work.

A remarkable building as a metaphor for sustainable and transparent government

The result of a courageous decision to completely demolish everything and renovate an old, poorly functioning building, Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt was transformed to become one of the highest performing buildings in the federal portfolio.

See the details on this landmark project.

Affordable housing that prioritizes health and well-being

A pilot project for the Healthy Building Network’s HomeFree initiative, The Magnolias highlights healthy materials in affordable housing. It’s a model of how responsible developments can mitigate health disparities and support resident health and well-being.

See what makes The Magnolias special.