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Meyer Memorial Trust HQ

Meyer Memorial Trust is an Oregon-based foundation, committed to “investing in change at the systemic level to ease inequities and disparities.” It has partnered with project^ in pursuit of a new, build-to-suit, 20,000 square-foot headquarters in historic Albina. Formerly a towing yard, this overlooked site adjacent to the I-5 freeway, is transformed by compelling architecture and vibrant, indigenous vegetation. Each step in the development process has been grounded in values of environmental sustainability as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion. The project is on track for Energy Trust of Oregon’s “Path to Net Zero” and LEED v4 Platinum certification and features an iconic roofline, shaped to maximize solar gain on the roof-mounted photovoltaic panels. Construction is tracking 45% Minority or Women-Owned Business (MSB-WSB) participation and will serve as a model for responsible equitable development.

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Office, Convening Space


Portland, OR






Meyer Memorial Trust


LEED Platinum (target)
Street view facing the garden and entry to the building
View of convening space from the garden
Building entry and pre-function space
Copyright project^
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A+ Awards, Special Mention in Commercial Office - Low Rise Category 2023

Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design

American Architecture Award, Honorable Mention 2022

Urban Land Institute (ULI)

ULI Global Awards for Excellence, Finalist 2022

Portland Business Journal (PBJ)

Transformer Award 2022

Urban Land Institute (ULI)

ULI Americas Awards for Excellence, Winner 2022

American Institute of Architects (AIA) National

2022 COTE Top Ten Awards 2022

Canadian Wood Council

Wood Design & Building Awards, Citation Award 2022

Gray Magazine

Gray Awards, Winner in Design for Good 2021

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Oregon

Oregon Architecture Awards, Honor Award 2021

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Oregon

Oregon Architecture Awards, 2030 Award 2021

International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Oregon Chapter

Design Excellence Awards, Honorable Mention in Corporate 2021

Metropolis Magazine

Planet Positive Awards, Winner in Workplace/Northwest Region 2021

Fast Company

Innovation by Design Awards in Spaces and Places, Finalist 2021

Daily Journal of Commerce

TopProjects, 2nd Place in Office - New Construction 2021

U.S Green Building Council (USGBC)

USGBC Leadership Awards 2021

Daily Journal of Commerce

Building Diversity Honorees 2021

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

FSC Leadership Awards, Winner in Design & Build 2020