SkyLab Architecture has unveiled plans for the new Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Support Facility (CBWTSF) in Portland. The 11,490 square foot collaborative office building employs a broad array of sustainable building strategies such as green roofs, clerestory windows, natural ventilation, bioswales and adaptive environments with the aim of achieving a LEED Gold rating.
Portland City Council approved a bid from Skanska USA to construct the $6.7 million support facility back in May 2012, and the new facility will provide offices for the Bureau of Environmental Services engineering and construction management staff. The City of Portland’s green building policy has been a driving force behind the desire to gain LEED Gold accreditation. The free-flowing interior layout of offices, meeting spaces, conference rooms and training facilities is said to provide an open and collaborative working environment for the CBWTSF staff.