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Mercy Corps Global Headquarters

For the first time, we have the facilities to create the connecting tissue we’ve always wanted with the community.

Paul Dudley Hart
Senior Vice President, Mercy Corps

Details
Portland, Oregon
42,000 SF renovation / 40,000 SF addition
Completed 2009

Client Notes
Exemplify Mercy Corps' sustainable, community-focused approach, and create an inspiring workplace that encourages interaction, collaboration, and connection. Help revitalize the Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood and restore a historic Portland landmark.

Designer Notes
The restoration and expansion of the 1892 Packer-Scott Building, with an egalitarian layout and extensive sustainable design measures, actualizes Mercy Corps' mission to foster sustainable economic development through collaboration and self-empowerment. The addition’s exterior employs a weaving motif that provides a harmonious complement to its historic counterpart, while also symbolizing Mercy Corps’ work approach. A spacious atrium that doubles as an informal meeting area is defined by a light-filled stairwell that connects the building’s levels and encourages interaction. Interior spaces have equitable access to daylight, extensive views, and natural ventilation, and ground-floor community education and meeting facilities further extend Mercy Corps' role within the community.

Certifications
LEED Platinum
2030 Compliant

Recognition
AIA COTE Top Ten Green Project, 2012
Good Design is Good Business Award, Architectural Record, 2011
Best Historic Rehabilitation Involving New Construction "Timmy" Award, 2011

Architecture Hall, University of Washington, Seattle

Architecture Hall, University of Washington, Seattle

Gilkey International Middle School

Gilkey International Middle School

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