HIGHER EDUCATION / Classroom and Office

Where knowledge flourishes.

These campus cornerstones are where students, faculty, and the community converge. Blending adaptable, active-to-quiet spaces like welcome centers, testing, advising, and counseling offices, meeting rooms, and community commons, we create intentional spaces for learning and connection.

In 2014, it was time for us to reimagine our workplace and leave the confined spec office we had outgrown over 26 years. So we partnered with developer Gerding Edlen to build 38 Davis on a vacant urban site in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown District. It would be the district’s first ground-up construction in over a decade and one of the first buildings in the world certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 rating program. Part office, part classroom, part home, and part retail, 38 Davis is a six-story mid-rise that does more. It paved a clearer code path for mass timber buildings in Portland. It gives 13 low-income households a healthy, transit-connected home. It saves 202,800 gallons of water every year. And it gives us a home base that’s purely us.

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