Submitted by ZGF Architects LLP

This project features 205,000 sq ft of office space on three levels atop seven stories of long-term public parking for the airport.

Photo: Eckert & Eckert

The LEED platinum facility features numerous sustainable elements, including geothermal heating and cooling, sand filters for stormwater treatment, native landscaping and solar photovoltaic panels. The building also features a “Living Machine”, an organic system that treats wastewater on-site to be reused in the building for non-potable uses. This is the first time this strategy has been incorporated into a building of this size in Oregon.

The buildings design reflects the importance of both the marine and aviation industries to the Port. The curving north facade resembles the prow of a ship or the wing of a plane. The unique lapped-glass curtain wall is intended to harken back to the construction of early ships and boats.

Owner: Port of Portland
Architect: ZGF Architects LLP
General Contractor: Hoffman Construction Co.
Engineers: HNTB Corp.; KPFF Consulting Engineers; PAE Consulting Engineers
Consultants: Ash Creek Associates; Geotechnical Resources; Mayer/Reed; Morrison Hershfield; Worrell Water Technologies