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The Nature Conservancy

The Oregon Conservation Center, The Nature Conservancy’s new Oregon headquarters, showcases TNC’s work throughout the state conserving Oregon’s diverse and extraordinary ecosystems.  The foundation of the partnership with project^ is a deep and shared belief that Oregon’s natural environment is a treasured asset. The project complements the re-use of TNC’s previous 1970’s office building with the addition of a new convening pavilion for collaboration with partner environmental organizations. Advanced solar and storm water management systems, a landscape featuring Oregon’s indigenous plants, innovative use of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), as well as building materials from TNC’s project sites are conspicuous signals that this is a values-driven project. The Conservation Center promises to connect people with nature in the heart of the city and be a vessel for environmentalism.


Office, Conference Space


Portland, OR






LEED Gold (target)
Oregon Conservation Center renovation and addition
Entry and native garden
Ecoroof and native garden
Convening space
Office space and desks
Cross laminated timber stairway
Copyright project^
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Dezeen Magazine

Dezeen Awards, Longlist in Business Building 2020

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Northwest and Pacific Region

Design Awards, Citation Award 2020


A+ Awards, Special Mention in Concepts – Plus-Architecture +Renovation 2020

The Chicago Athenaeum

Green Good Design Award 2020


U.S. Wood Design Awards, Institutional Wood Design 2020

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

Leadership Awards, Honorable Mention in Design Build 2019

Architect’s Newspaper

Best of Design Awards, Editors’ Pick in Building Renovation - Civic 2019

Portland Business Journal

Transformer Award 2019

Gray Magazine

Gray Awards, Winner in Design for Good 2019

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Portland

Portland Architecture Awards, Citation Award 2019

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Portland

Portland Architecture Awards, Significant Design Contribution Award to project^ 2019