Portland, Oregon

    This conceptual design project for Metro involved the study of the existing operations building and office building at Blue Lake. The facilities are in need of both maintenance and reprogramming to meet current needs. SDW, in partnership with KPFF Civil and Structural engineers, met with Metro staff and building users at the facilities to develop a new program for the reuse of both buildings as a part of a comprehensive master plan. Several options were developed to make strategic improvements to both buildings without triggering expensive upgrades that would reduce the effective impact of the project budget. A further study master planned a new Office Building to replace the aging residence it currently occupies.